Bon Iver Release Serene Video for New Single ‘Towers’
Longtime acoustic folk darlings and recent Grammy winners Bon Iver have premiered the music video for their new single ‘Towers,’ from last year’s critically acclaimed second album, ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver.’ Like most clips from the Justin Vernon-led group, they do not make an appearance. Instead, the story being unfolded takes center stage.
“Towers’ was directed by Nabil Elderkin, who was also at the helm for Bon Iver’s ‘Holocene’ video. According to Elderkin, it was a clear partnership between Vernon and himself.
“When Justin sent me a breakdown of what certain parts / lines of the song meant to him I did my best to decode it and curate into something simple,” Elderkin tells Paste, “and hopefully the viewer can take from it their own feeling of what the towers represent.”
‘Towers’ will be released as a 12″ vinyl single through Jagjaguwar on March 6. The B-side includes a cover of John Prine’s ‘Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow).’ Watch the full ‘Towers’ video below.
Fresh off their Grammy wins for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist (we don’t get the latter since their debut album, ‘For Emma, Forever Ago,’ was released in 2008), Bon Iver have unveiled more North American tour dates. A couple of dates include shows with Canadian songstress — and overall goddess in our eyes – Feist. See the updated itinerary here.
Watch Bon Iver’s ‘Towers’ Video