New Music Friday: Justin Vernon gives early release to new Bon Iver album i,i

Bon Iver by Cameron Wittig, Crystal Quinn

Cameron Wittig, Crystal Quinn

Justin Vernon spent yesterday sharing the entirety of the new Bon Iver album i,i online before giving it an official release weeks before it was due on August 30th. Have a listen below on New Music Friday.

The album was recorded in Texas and Wisconsin, with special guests such as James Blake, Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Moses Sumney. Fans can now see for themselves whether it does ‘complete a cycle from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago, the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million’ as had been previously described. “It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete,” Vernon said.

“It feels like when you get through all this life, when the sun starts to set, and what happens is you start gaining perspective. And then you can put that perspective into more honest, generous work.”

i,i tracklist:

Yi
iMi
We
Holyfields,
Hey, Ma
U (Man Like)
Naeem
Jelmore
Faith
Marion
Salem
Sh’Diah
RABi

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