Justin Vernon’s second full length studio installment has long been awaited, as anticipation grows ever thick in the wake of the release of “For Emma, Forever Ago“‘s follow-up. Reports have it Bon Iver‘s sophomore yet untitled release will be out this June, although a shroud of mystery is wrapped around the project, fact amplified by a recently unveiled teaser video. The very short 50 seconds video features interesting instrumentals overlapped by Vernon’s unmistakable haunting vocals soundtracking close-ups of a winter landscape painting – something maybe reminiscent of Vernon’s Wisconsin inspiration. Check out the teaser video below.
Although a track listing was unreleased, Vernon did say that each song on the new album represents a place. The song “Perth” was described as a “Civil War-sounding heavy metal song,” the song “Minnesota Wisconsin” was described as featuring “finger-picked guitars, double bass drums and distorted bass saxophone,” and the closing song “Beth/Rest” will be “horn heavy.”