Sufjan Stevens emerged from below the stage at the 90th Academy Awards to deliver a compelling performance of Oscar-nominated song, “Mystery of Love.” Released digitally in December 2017, the acoustic tune appears in Call Me by Your Name, an award-winning drama and romance film.
While sporting a pink-and-black striped Gucci jacket, Stevens was accompanied on stage by fellow musicians St. Vincent, Moses Sumney and Chris Thile.
The Call Me by Your Name original melody, “Mystery of Love,” will be available on a limited-edition 10 inch translucent vinyl with “Visions of Gideon,” another track unique to the film. Billboard reports the Doveman Remix of “Futile Devices” will also be included on the 10,000 copy project. This release will be available in honor of Stevens’ contribution to the film’s soundtrack on Record Store Day, April 21, while supplies last.
Director Luca Guadagino believes Stevens is one of “the greatest American artists,” and is in part reason he asked Stevens to write original music for Call Me by Your Name. Guadagino told Pitchfork, “the more I delved into his canon, the more I detected the greatness of his lyrics, the complexity of his body of work.”