“Where Were You?” - Rosie Thomas & Sufjan Stevens
I really could care less what that small, vocal crowd of naysayers poo-pooing the corporate push behind part of Record Store Day has to say. Record Store Day is a great excuse for me to blow money I don’t have on records I inexplicably want - many of these being on unique releases and so-awesome-it’s-like-out-of-a-dream collaborations that are unique to this day. While I’m not quite as obsessive as many Sufjan fanboys (I use that term with love, I really do), I can’t help but be really freaking excited by the news that he and Rosie Thomas would be collaborating once again on the split 7” Hit and Run Vol. 1 for Record Store Day. This track, a re-imagining of “Where Was I” off Thomas’ full-length With Love, will be backed with the brand-new response track from Sufjan, “Here I Am.”
Oh, as for this song - I enjoy the hell out of it. You were expecting analysis? Well, I like the part where they sing “all the way home” a lot.
- Tyler Hanan