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Sufjan Stevens delivers chilling performance at the Oscars (even though he didn't win one)


Sufjan Stevens performing at the Oscars. - SCREENGRAB
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  • Sufjan Stevens performing at the Oscars.

On Sunday night, Detroit-bred singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, performed his Oscar-nominated song, “Mystery of Love” from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack during the award ceremony. Backed by a dream cast of a band, including former collaborator St. Vincent and Moses Sumney, Stevens imbued a serene aura of light on the audience with his whispery voice, finger-picking, and angelic harmonies.
While Stevens didn’t end up winning the Oscar, he could be in contention for best dressed for his candy-striped dragon getup. Thanks for making us proud, Sufjan.

Stevens will release a 10-inch record featuring three of his songs from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21.

Watch the Stevens' full Oscars performance below.

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