Sufjan Stevens’ magnus opus, Carrie & Lowell, is hands down the greatest and most important album of 2015 — and quite possibly of this decade. The album is a heart-shattering yet transcendent journey through Sufjan’s life story — from his mother’s abandonment and mental illness, to his childhood roots in Michigan, to his mother’s death in December 2012, and through to his full-circle walk through the fire of grief. Each song is a triumph, but its the power and beauty of “Fourth Of July” that stands above them all. Last month filmmaker Jesse Yules — who has directed videos for Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, Owen Pallett, and more — made his own video love letter to Sufjan’s masterpiece track, and you can watch the gorgeous results in full above. To learn more about Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell CLICK HERE. You can also grab your own copy of the album on iTunes and at Music.Sufjan.com, as well as LPs and cassettes at his home label Asthmatic Kitty Records. Be sure to also check out Sufjan’s tour dates by visiting CarrieAndLowell.com — this is a show not to be missed.