“In a way, the narrator became Sufjan Stevens with his new songs,” director Luca Guadagnino recently said in regards to the Call Me by Your Name soundtrack. “The only direction I gave Sufjan was to ask him to do it – it’s Sufjan Stevens [laughs]. We wanted a sort of narrator that could make justice of the book, of the film, drawn from the narrative of Elio. We wanted something that wasn’t as close to us in first person. I felt Sufjan’s lyricism, both in the voice and the lyrics itself, had some beautiful elusiveness on one hand, on the other hand poignancy that were really resonate.”
After falling in love with the music — and the film — back at Sundance, the moment has finally arrived: the full soundtrack is now available to stream. Most notably, the 17-track album features three songs from Stevens, including two brand-new tracks — Mystery of Love and Visions of Gideon — and a reworked version of The Age of Adz‘s “Futile Devices.” There’s also compositions from Ryuichi Sakamoto and The Psychedelic Furs’ “Love My Way,” which has already become immortalized.
Listen to the soundtrack below, which is great listening as you peruse the film’s gorgeous sets. Note that the Spotify stream may not include the full tracklist yet in some countries, but it is currently available on iTunes or Amazon.
Call Me by Your Name opens on November 24.