Being a band with an amazing debut must be very tricky. Especially if that debut came naturally out of you, from an ache, a rage, depression, or something of this sort. Like it was with Bon Iver.
I bet every fan of Justin’s incredibly beautiful For Emma, Forever Ago, has this tiny fear that the new album – Bon Iver, Bon Iver – won’t have the same magic and emotional strength.
I’m listening to this new one for the first time and that fear is slowly disappearing, with each track I’m listening to. Justin managed to keep everything simple and beautiful. And this recipe works very good for him, once again. As the last song is ending, I’m thinking: fear not, it is safe, hit play.
(Calgary by Bon Iver)