The follow-up to 2016’s ‘22, A Million’ is set to be released on 30th August via Jajaguwar, and was recorded between Sonic Ranch in West Texas and April Base in Wisconsin. It will also feature contributions from James Blake, The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Channy Leaneagh, Moses Sumney and TU Dance, to name a few.
The album’s set to be thirteen tracks in length and - according to the press release - will “complete a cycle: from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Now, autumn arrives early with i,i.” Doesn’t that sound lovely, ey?
“It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete,” says the band’s Justin Vernon, of the record. “It feels like when you get through all this life, when the sun starts to set, and what happens is you start gaining perspective. And then you can put that perspective into more honest, generous work.”
Not to mention, the band have shared two new tracks, ‘Jelmore’ and ‘Faith’, which lead on from the previously-released ‘Hey, Ma’ and ‘U (Man Like)’. Check out the album’s tracklisting and listen to their new tracks below.
5. Hey, Ma
6. U (Man Like)
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Co-written by Phil Cook and Justin Vernon, the track features contributions from Phil Cook, Jenny Lewis, Jenn Wasner, and more.