Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister

Watch: “Neptune” Video

Jul 17, 2017

One of the best albums of the year so far, the wondrous and imaginative Planetarium, is a collaborative project from friends Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister. Today they shared the video for album opener "Neptune". It's a lyric video overlaid on top of what appears to be an artistic representation of the planet. Check it out below.

"Planetarium, the first collaboration from the four musicians, unites Stevens’ vocals, McAlister’s beats, Dessner’s guitar performance, and Muhly’s instrumental compositions in a far-reaching musical journey: from lush piano ballads to rock anthems, classical cadenzas to electronic beats with Stevens’ distinctive vocals providing a center of gravity. The album revolves around the ideas Stevens’ lyrics explore: mythology, astrology, science, astronomy and the intricacies of human consciousness."

Stevens, Muhly, Dessner and McAlister are in the midst of a limited run of special dates, accompanied onstage by strings and brass. Following a concert at the Philharmonie de Paris, the band will play tomorrow in Brooklyn at the Prospect Park BandshellJuly 20 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and July 21 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA.