Call me by your name, Sufjan. The soulful, indie folk rocker your college freshman roommate loved to listen to while smoking weed is about to become your new favorite artist again thanks to one of the must simmering gay romances of all time. As you might’ve noticed, Sufjan Stevens is an integral part of the film adaptation of the 2007 André Aciman novel Call Me by Your Name.
We admittedly would’ve never thought to pair Stevens and gay romance films, but trust us when we say the combination is perfect. Now, before the film gays up your Thanksgiving when it releases on November 24, the soundtrack has been given an October 27 release date, which gives you a full month to mouth the words to three new songs by Stevens as you pick dead leaves off the ground or stare out of your window longingly.
The soundtrack was created alongside legendary Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and is Stevens’ first foray into film – a move that came at the request of director Luca Guadagnino. It’ll also be the first of two new releases from Stevens whose last album, Carrie & Lowell, came out in 2015. The singer will release The Greatest Gift, a collection of outtakes, remixes, and demos, in November.
Listen to a snippet of one of Stevens’ new songs, “Mystery of Love” in the Call Me By Your Name preview, below.