Beauty from Ashes

Though many know multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens for his proposed 50 States Project (recording an album about every state), the subject of his most recent release is not a state, but the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). At first glance The BQE may appear to be a departure from Stevens’ usual themes of faith, family, and geography, but it continues his tradition of transforming the mundane into the magical.

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Sojourners Magazine April 2010
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