Hear Bon Iver’s ’22, A Million’ in Full
For the past few months, we've all been anticipating the new record from indie royalty Bon Iver, who, up until this point, hadn't released a new record since 2011's Bon Iver, Bon Iver. The five years between records has paid off in spades, as the new record features some of their strangest, most interesting work to date. 22, A Million combines the band's penchant and skill for folk music with a newly introduced element of glitchy electronics. The song titles are equally obtuse: "715 - CRΣΣKS" takes processed vocals — a la Justin Vernon's appearance on Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy — and puts the focus squarely on his voice. Even songs like "666 ʇ" hold some elements in common with older work, but throw a curveball of processing into the mix. It's a strange, engrossing record that's breathed new textural life into the project, while staying true to its ideals.