For a time, the future of Bon Iver looked very uncertain. In an interview with Australia’s Triple J radio while promoting his Volcano Choir album, Justin Vernon said “I don’t really write songs anymore… I really have to be in a specific headspace to even begin to illuminate an idea that would create another Bon Iver record, and I’m just not there.”
Worry no more, fans, as Vernon is set to return to his Bon Iver moniker to play a headline show at Eaux Claires Music Festival, of which he created. Not only will the band return for this one show, however; this is only the beginning.
“It’s the perfect platform for us to be like this is how we’re starting this new cycle, this new life of the band. It makes so much sense to start it here, right where it all started” Vernon explained to Minneapolis’ KARE 11.
Vernon’s last musical outing was as part of Jason Feathers who released their album De Oro in 2014. The album was a weird mix of electronics and Vernon’s swooning voice: it was met with a mixed reception.
His last work as Bon Iver was the sophomore Bon Iver, Bon Iver, the follow up to 2007’s For Emma, Forever Ago. Hopefully, with the band back together, we’ll be hearing a new Bon Iver album sooner than many expected.Reuse content