It’s been almost four years since Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) originally released his acclaimed debut album For Emma, Forever Ago. In the interim he’s been busy with other projects: Volcano Choir, Gayngs, another Bon Iver EP and of course, becoming Kanye’s right hand man on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. After a Bon Iver hiatus, Vernon has revealed in a recent Rolling Stone interview that he had trouble when it came time to write again.
“Somewhere along the line, I forgot how to write songs. I couldn’t do it anymore with a guitar. It wasn’t happening.” He goes on to share that collaboration was the key, working with Arcade Fire saxophonist Colin Stetson and pedal-steel guitarist Greg Leisz (Wilco, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.)
The upcoming Bon Iver album is rumoured to be called Letters for Marvin and is currently slated for a June release. More album info can be read in the full article here.