Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon has produced and co-written a new album by Minneapolis band Aero Flynn – listen to ‘Madeline’ in full below.
“This album has been years in the making in a community under Josh [Scott, Aero Flynn frontman],” Vernon tweeted about the album upon its release on Christmas Day (December 25).
“We all care about the album, these songs, and this project a lot. This album fucking fucks. check it out.”
This album has been years in the making in a community under Josh. We all care about the album, these songs , and this project a lot. This album fucking fucks. check it out: https://t.co/Euw74yZMpz
— blobtower (@blobtower) December 25, 2020
Elsewhere, Vernon appeared on The Japanese House’s new song ‘Dionne’ from Amber Bain’s ‘Chewing Cotton Wool’ EP, and shared two new Bon Iver songs, April’s ‘PDLIF’ and follow-up ‘AUATC’, the latter a collaboration with Bruce Springsteen and Jenny Lewis.
Reviewing ‘PDLIF’, NME wrote: “It’s understandably a scary time at the moment; but on ‘PDLIF’ Justin Vernon aims to relieve the collective unease of the nation. It’s natural to feel nervous – but let Bon Iver soothe you, if only for three minutes.”
Bon Iver also recently pledged five per cent of their future royalties to a gender equality initiative.
The proceeds will go to 2 A Billion, an initiative founded by the band which aims to end gender inequality and sexual violence.
“On tour, we’ve been humbled by our partners’ work towards bringing gender equity center stage and addressing issues of domestic and sexual violence,” the band wrote in a statement. “That work must continue, even once the show is over.”