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Sufjan Stevens shares rare song 'Lonely Man of Winter'

Sufjan Stevens is the king of the somber ballad and his latest release is just the same. But it’s inception is a little different to his other songs. The 2007 rarity ‘Lonely Man of Winter’ is that release.

Back in 2007, Stevens wrote ‘Lonely Man of Winter’ as part of his Xmas Song Xchange Contest. The sole recipient of the song was the winner of the contest Alec Duffy who then went on to hold exclusive listening parties for the song around the world. The song has been unavailable to the public outside of Alec, until now.

The full single of the song comes with a brand new version which has been expertly produced by Doveman and features the wondrous vocals of Melissa Mary Ahern. The single also includes Duffy’s Xmas Song Xchange Contest winner song ‘Every Day Is Christmas.’ It will be available on vinyl December 7 via Asthmatic Kitty.

Listen to the song below.