Bon Iver Pens New Track for 25-Piece Silver Lake Chorus
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has been busy polishing his Grammys and designing kitten-friendly sneakers, and now he’s composed an exquisite new piece for the L.A.-based 25-piece indie rock-turned-chamber music Silver Lake Chorus. The angelic, English-folk-music-esque "From the Snow Tipped Hills" will appear on the group’s upcoming Wreckage EP (out September 18th), produced by Ben Lee and featuring a song from The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman as well. It’s a far cry from some of Silver Lake’s previous work — you may remember them as the backing choir for The Lonely Island and Akon’s "I Just Had Sex" video. This is a bit more SFW, of course.
Some of the harmonies echo the ones on his self-titled album from last year, but much fuller, more complex and less vocoder-y sounding. Because, you know, there’s 25 of them instead of mostly just Vernon singing. If you need a good tune to fall asleep to tonight, or later on this weekend, this one will do quite nicely. Have a listen below.