Friday, July 23, 2010
Welcome to Folk Fridays, the day of the week where I introduce you to a folk artist/band/project that you should know about. The band of this Friday is Bon Iver, a folk project started by artist Justin Vernon during a time in his life in which things weren't going so great. He ended a relationship with Emma, the girl he writes about in the album, his band broke up, and he had a bad case of mononucleosis(not fun, I actually just suffered from that last February). What does one do when something as bad as this happens? Move to a remote cabin in the woods of Wisconsin and record an amazing album, that's what! The whole record is an amazing emotional journey through love, success, and his failed relationship. Justin takes us into the deepest part of his heart, and through his beautiful falsetto voice and heartbreaking lyrics he draws us in, not letting us leave until the last note is played. One of the best albums I've ever listened to, check this out as soon as you can.