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Sufjan Stevens writes about a road!

Sufjan Stevens will compose a piece of music dedicated to a “major expressway” in New York.

The singer agreed to write the piece about the stretch of road from Brooklyn to Queen for the Brooklyn Academy of Music which will accompany a “virtual road trip”.

He will compose the music which will be played by a live orchestra during the film’s premiere in November. Stevens’ website said the inspiration of the piece centres around:

“abstract patterns and stories in the snaking traffic, potholed pavement, billboards, badly marked exits, and beautiful city views, revealing what happens when Manifest Destiny converges with urban blight.”

And here’s us thinking it’s just a bit of road.