Watch the Lyric Video for Bon Iver’s ’33 ‘God”
The song starts off with just a piano sound, but digitally processed vocals soon enter the picture, as do electronic beats and Justin Vernon's falsetto vocals. Lyrically, the abstract lyrics appear to be telling the story of yet another tale of yearning, albeit with a degree of "I-didn't-really-love-her-anyway" about it. "Said I woulda walked across any thousand lands / No, not really if you can't / I didn't need you that night / Not gonna need you anytime / Was gonna take it as it goes / I could go forward in the light / Well, I better fold my clothes."
22, A Million is Bon Iver's first record since 2011's Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which won Vernon a couple of Grammys and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Each of its 20 tracks contain a number in the title, and many also add some form of symbol. The two cuts he previewed with the news of the album are “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” and “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄.”
Vernon premiered the album at the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisc. It will be released on Sept. 30, and can be pre-ordered at iTunes. He will be playing six concerts in California in mid-October, and you can get complete information at Bon Iver's website.
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