Four years have passed since ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’. The album’s mix of thin skin honesty, Justin Vernon’s moonlit vocals, the back of the barn-atmospherics and the Walden like story behind the making of it made it a modern classic.
In the intervening years we’ve had the ‘Blood Bank’ EP, Gayngs, S.Carey and ’My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’.
Now the band are set to release the self-titled ‘Bon Iver’ on July 4, and in anticipation have made the first single ‘Calgary’ available for download.
The song starts up solo with a dusky keyboard having replaced the familiar autumnal twang of the acoustic. As the band comes in and the song builds from the bottom up, things take a turn for the Sitek, a little bit jazzy even. It’s different and yet totally Bon Iver.
Download it here (via P4K)