After releasing his albums at an average one- to two-year clip since 2007’s groundbreaking For Emma, Forever Ago, Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) has taken twice as long with the soon-to-be-released 22, A Million. We’re eagerly awaiting what will hopefully be twice the payoff. And here’s a peek of what’s to come: the first song off that album, “33 ‘GOD'”, is a jumbled, beautiful mess of references and revelations. While Vernon’s work has always possessed a deeply personal thread–listeners are simply there for the sublime ride–“33 ‘GOD'” is one of the least linear and sensical, a story unprocessed. Have a listen.
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