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Bon Iver Steps Back From the Brink on ‘i,i’

Aug 28, 2019 - The New York Times

Justin Vernon’s fourth album is his most collaborative, nurturing snippets of sounds into intricate songs about a host of anxieties.

“I can hear, I can hear crying,” Justin Vernon repeats, louder and louder, as music rises around him: drums, guitars and horns along with voices mixed to sound near and far. It’s a track called “Naeem” that arrives at the midpoint of “i,i,” the fourth album Vernon has made as Bon Iver, and like most of his songs it’s a bundle of disparate em...