Justin Vernon secluded himself in his father’s cabin in Wisconsin for 4 months, after his former band found it’s end. That was the place where For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver‘s debut album was born.
Justin recorded the CD all by himself, with just some mics and some recording equipment. He then released it, and the album was so well received by the media and the critics that it was properly released this year, under a label and everything.
The album is able to communicate such a strong feeling of loneliness and melancholia, and still is so beautiful that I’m always able to get past negative feelings and keep the bitter-sweet ones 🙂
I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
I told you to be kind