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Bon Iver Releases New Video, Announces Show with Feist

Bon Iver – Towers (Official Music Video) from Bon Iver on Vimeo.

Bon Iver brings us a brilliant new music video for “Towers,” a single off of their Grammy winning album, Bon Iver. Directed by filmmaker Nabil Elderkin, who you’ll recognize as the director for “Holocene,” the video follows one man through a beautiful part of Washington state, home to Indian-preserved land. Elderkin told us, “When Justin sent me a breakdown of what certain parts/lines of the song meant to him I did my best to decode it and curate into something simple, and hopefully the viewer can take from it their own feeling of what the towers represent.” How “simple” could describe such a breathtaking video boggles the mind, but indeed it does. A pure simplicity rings true to the work, with no gimmicks or overt constructionism at play. The video grows organically, breathing additional life into a song that already aurally invokes the senses. Joining the audio now is a stimulating visual experience. Do watch the video above.

Bon Iver also announces a new Towers 12-inch, featuring a cover of John Prine’s “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)” as the b-side. The single is out March 6th and you can pre-order it HERE.

Lastly, Bon Iver joins Feist at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 31st for what is sure to be an amazing show. See full list of dates HERE.

Watch Unofficial Bon Iver “Holocene” Video

 

One of the great aspects of working with Bon Iver is exchanging with Justin Vernon’s fans; their passion and creativity is consistently inspiring. Bon Iver’s music has influenced visual art, song covers, short films and music videos.

Last week we were sent a short fan video by Brisbane, Australia’s Dylan Wiehahn for “Holocene” on the eve of the release of our official music video for the same song by Nabil Elderkin. We were immediately struck by the similarities. Dylan was inspired by New Zealand, and he filmed his younger brother walking around the forests and lakes of Queenstown. For two directors half a world apart, “Holocene” evoked visions of time-lapsed clouds moving over mountains, youth, and brilliant scenes of the natural landscape. It’s a pure coincidence that you can check out for yourself:

The Official “Holocene” Music Video

Unofficial “Holocene” Video

New Video for Bon Iver’s “Holocene” Premieres at National Geographic


Bon Iver’s “Holocene” references our current geological period, and Bon Iver, Bon Iver, as an album, references the cycles of birth, living and death. The landscape of Iceland, with its mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls, recalls the past where volcanoes once shaped the earth and where ice caps currently melt. It looks like the most marvelous place on Earth.

Director Nabil Elderkin went to Iceland in search of these dramatic landscapes to film a music video for “Holocene,” and the resulting video appropriately premiered this morning on the website of National Geographic.

 

 

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