Colin Stetson, the saxophone monster and Bon Iver/Arcade Fire collaborator, is getting ready to release SORROW, his first solo album since 2013. The album is a reimagining of Henryk Górecki’s Third Symphony, from 1977, and it’s the first Stetson solo album that’ll feature outside musicians, rather than just Stetson doing incredible things to his instrument. The first extended piece we’ve heard from it is a five-minute excerpt with slow-building drones and opera singing, and it sounds pretty incredible. It comes with a video from director Dan Huiting, which shows slow aerial pans across wintry landscapes and seascapes. Check it out below.
SORROW is out 4/8 on Kartel Music Group.