Justin Vernon of Bon Iver
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Bon Iver Announce Fourth Album 'I,I,' Release Two New Songs
GRAMMY-nominated indie-folk band Bon Iver has announced their first album in three years. Titled i,i., the fourth album follows 2016's 22, A Million and will be out on Aug. 30.
The band, led by Justin Vernon, also released two new songs, "Faith" and "Jelmore," with the announcement. The songs feature collaborations from Buddy Ross, Francis Starlite, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Bryce Dessner, Camilla Staveley-Taylor, Jenn Wasner, Rob Moose, and others, the band said in statement on their website. The 13-track record also features collabs with James Blake, Aaron Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, and Velvet Negroni, according to Pitchfork.
The band previously released "Hey, Ma" and "U (Man Like)" in June.The group recorded the album in Wisconsin's April Base and Texas' Sonic Ranch. "It allowed us to feel confident, comfortable, and completely free of distraction," the band said about their choice to record in two locations.
They continued: "The sense of community around the record grew through honest, generous inspiration within the group of artists involved in the creative process of the record. The 13 new songs on i,i complete a cycle: from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Now, fall arrives early with i,i. "
Pre-oder the album here.