Sufjan Stevens’ extremely rare song from 2007, “Lonely Man of Winter,” which he wrote for the winner of his “Xmas Song Xchange Contest.” The winner Alec Duffy played it for fans at exclusive listening parties around the world, and has been unavailable publicly ever since. Listen to the full “Lonely Man of Winter” single below.
The full single arrives with a brand new version which was produced by Doveman and features Melissa Mary Ahern. The single also includes Duffy’s contest-winning song “Every Day Is Christmas.” The release will be available on vinyl December 7th via Asthmatic Kitty. All proceeds will go towards JACK, a Brooklyn non-profit venue which Duffy serves as founder and artistic director.