So I’ve been a Bon Iver fan for a while now, but ever since I posted about “Blood Bank” on Valentine’s Day, I haven’t been able to stop listening to them. Several months is a long time — at least, for me — to be on a one-band kick. And it’s not like they’re all I listen to, but I straight up cannot get enough of Justin Vernon’s voice. These days, I’m lovin’ on this a cappella version of “For Emma”:
I can’t stop myself. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. My friend’s friend — also named Justin, oddly enough — said the following about the For Emma, Forever Ago album:
“Bon Iver’s album For Emma, Forever Ago blows me away. It’s like listening to music for the very first time. So simple so sweet.”
Well said, sir.
If you’re just as obsessed as I am, you should also watch this video. It makes the whole band seem a little more real, in a cool way. Like, yeah they’re so talented it hurts your feelings, but they also ask each other questions like “Does your dick sing falsetto?” It’s a nice contrast.
[Posted by Mallory]