Yes it's Sufjan Stevens with a track taken from his much anticipated album Carrie & Lowell, due out 30th March. 'Should Have Known Better' features fingerpicked guitar cascading above gradual washes of choral backing vocals, delicate bleepings introducing a looped melody towards the end with tambourine metallicisms keeping time.

It's a plaintive song sung with delicious poetry, the lyrics interchanging fragmented memories with feelings conjured with figurative language, a vista of the confessional mind punctuated with clues and and imagery, a landscape strewn with inexplicably emotive curiosities and relics. Read the lyrics and listen to the rich-soothing sounds of Sufjan below.

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  • I should have known better
  • To see what I could see
  • My black shroud
  • Holding down my feelings
  • A pillar for my enemies

  • I should have wrote a letter
  • And grieve what I happen to grieve
  • My black shroud
  • I never trust my feelings
  • I waited for the remedy

  • When I was three, three maybe four
  • She left us at that video store
  • Be my rest, be my fantasy

  • I’m light as a feather
  • I’m bright as the Oregon breeze
  • My black shroud
  • Frightened by my feelings
  • I only want to be a relief

  • No, I’m not a go-getter
  • The demon had a spell on me
  • My black shroud
  • Captain of my feelings
  • The only thing I want to believe

  • When I was three, and free to explore
  • I saw her face on the back of the door
  • Be my vest, be my fantasy

  • I should have known better
  • Nothing can be changed
  • The past is still the past
  • The bridge to nowhere
  • I should’ve wrote a letter
  • Explaining what I feel, that empty feeling

  • Don’t back down, concentrate on seeing
  • The breakers in the bar, the neighbor’s greeting
  • My brother had a daughter
  • The beauty that she brings, illumination

  • Don’t back down, there is nothing left
  • The breakers in the bar, no reason to live
  • I’m a fool in the fetter
  • Rose of Aaron’s beard, where you can reach me

  • Don’t back down: nothing can be changed
  • Cantilever bridge, the drunken sailor
  • My brother had a daughter
  • The beauty that she brings, illumination