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    Bon Iver shared two new songs, “Faith” and “Jelmore,” both of which will appear on the group’s upcoming album, i, i, out August 30th via Jagjaguwar.

    The two tracks vary in approach but both hit upon that ethereal, infinite feeling that’s become a hallmark of Bon Iver’s music over the past few years. “Faith” opens with frontman Justin Vernon lacing his soft croon over a lush mix of guitars and synthesizers, but the song veers slightly off course for a moment before settling into a grand stomp as Vernon sings, “Time and again (got all that I need)/Time to be brave/Content to the phrases that at dawn we ain’t mazes/Just some kind of pages.”

    “Jelmore” is a decidedly stranger composition of herky-jerky synths and the occasional flutter of a saxophone, while Vernon’s layered vocals serve as the glue that holds the song together.

    “Faith” and “Jelmore” follow previously-released i, i tracks “Hey Ma” and “U (Man Like),” which arrived in June. I, i marks Bon Iver’s fourth album and follows their 2016 effort, 22, A Million. In a statement, Vernon said of the new LP, “It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete. 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.”

    Bon Iver recorded i, i at Sonic Ranch in West Texas and April Base in Wisconsin. The sessions found Vernon working with Sean Carey, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan, Rob Moose and Jennifer Wasner. The record will also feature guest contributions from James Blake, Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, Brad and Phil Cook, Moses Sumney, Leaneagh, Naeem, Velvet Negroni, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, TU Dance and others.

    Bon Iver have a handful of European dates scheduled for this summer, while they’ll embark on a North American tour in support of i, i August 31st in Missoula, Montana

    i, i Track List

    1. “Yi”
    2. “iMi”
    3. “We”
    4. “Holyfields,”
    5. “Hey, Ma”
    6. “U (Man Like)”
    7. “Naeem”
    8. “Jelmore”
    9. “Faith”
    10. “Marion”
    11. “Salem”
    12. “Sh’Diah”
    13. “RABi”



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  • #2
    I loved 22, A Million so I'm definitely checking this out.
    Rest In Peace Lilly!

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    • #3
      Excited to listen to this
      Forever Young

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      • #4
        The album has been released

        https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3O...ARSWtAjk2jUxme

        https://music.apple.com/us/album/imi...2628&app=music
        Last edited by Jonathan; Thu August 8th, 2019, 18:04.
        >>>>>>>>>>> LAST.FM <<<<<<<<<

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        • #5
          Wait, why this early? Did it leak?
          I have received many gifts from God,
          but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
          .

          Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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          • #6
            >>>>>>>>>>> LAST.FM <<<<<<<<<

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            • #7
              #16 on Pitchfork's year end list.

              16. Bon Iver: i,i

              In form and function, Bon Iver’s fourth album is an act of protest. You can see its vision of egalitarianism across the LP’s inner gatefold, which shows obscured portraits of the 52 people who helped create the record. You can hear its selflessness in the myriad tones, instruments, voices, and happy accidents that come and go, subverting ego while sidestepping excess. Even the title i,i nods to the Rastafarian idea of “I and I,” of oneness. Of course, Justin Vernon’s elastic howl will always be the catalyst that transforms Bon Iver from just another experimental indie rock project to a quasi-religious cult of emotion, but on i,i, he sounds like he’s simply flowing through a slipstream, his load lightened.

              The songs follow an elusive—and affecting—dream logic. With its queasy synths, snatches of stray trumpet, and gas mask imagery, “Jelmore” conjures a landscape from a not-too-distant future that’s been left desolate by climate change. “Sh’diah”—which Vernon began writing the morning after the 2016 election, with a title that stands for “shittiest day in American history”—fights the ugliness of modern politics with an understated call for rationality. “U (Man Like)” is a piano ballad that urges men to do better. “Power has come to me,” Vernon said earlier this year, “but it’s not fun to wield by yourself.” i,i is the solution, a collective effort as endless as it is empathetic. –Ryan Dombal
              https://pitchfork.com/features/lists...t-albums-2019/
              I have received many gifts from God,
              but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
              .

              Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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