Sufjan Stevens

Listen: Sufjan Stevens Gets Patriotic With Amazing Cover of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

It sounds exactly like you think it would: orchestral, fun and downright gorgeous. And now it's in heavy rotation at Fuse HQ. Go America!
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In honor of the election Tuesday, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway fanatic Sufjan Stevens released his own rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner," the U.S. national anthem which, as you may recall from grade school, was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after he witnessed the British Navy's bombardment of Chesapeake Bay. Historic! 

Stevens' rendition is seriously fantastic and now in constant rotation here at Fuse HQ. Like any worthwhile cover, it's a unique interpretation that exemplifies Stevens's musical styles and quirks; orchestral strings, horn blasts, warbling banjo, spare piano chords, xylophone twinkles, a group sing-along and unhinged guitar stabs all slowly lilt along. It's inspiring, really. Go America!

Listen above, then leave your thoughts about Stevens' cover in the comments.

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