Bon Iver “forgot how to write songs” while working on upcoming album
by Nicole Villeneuve
March 23, 2011
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.