Be still, my heart for what you are about to hear might cause you to break. Sufjan Stevens recently teamed up with Gallant for a special performance of “Blue Bucket of Gold,” the last track featured on his latest LP, Carrie & Lowell. Through his newly launched “In The Room” series in partnership with Spotify, Gallant aims to pay tribute to the artists that have inspired him the most by collaborating on creative covers of their songs. Stripped down to nothing but a piano and raw vocals, Gallant takes the lead while Stevens accompanies him. The two previously covered “Hotline Bling” live in November on Stevens’ tour, so they have an established history of working together. This time around, the combination of their vocal ranges taps into an entirely new part of the emotional spectrum.
Both artists are featured on the lineup for Coachella this year, so this certainly won’t be the last time we see them share the stage. If you think your soul can handle it, watch the first episode of the collaborative project above.