For all of you Bon Iver fans who have been patiently waiting for new music, your wait is about to come to an end. Bon Iver’s new self-titled album will be released on June 21st.
In the March issue of Rolling Stone, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon offers a few clues about his new record. He reveals that each song on the album represents a place–“Calgary,” “Perth,” “Minnesota Wisconsin.” He also confesses to struggling with his songwriting this time around. As a remedy, Vernon focused on building “sounds rather than songs.” In addition to the usual guitars and layered voices, the record features pedal-steel, horns, and saxophone–a more expansive sonic palette than the debut release.
Note: The free download of “Calgary” is no longer available, but you can sample Bon Iver’s latest record here: