We are mere weeks away from the release of 22, A Million, the third Bon Iver album, and we’ve only heard a few of its songs — 22 (OVER S??N),” “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ? ?,” “33 ‘GOD’.” And last night, Justin Vernon and his band appeared on The Tonight Show, where they performed “8 (circle),” one of the album tracks that we hadn’t heard yet. (Vernon has performed the song before, but we haven’t gotten to hear it this clearly.) Standing behind an intimidating bank of electronics, Vernon sang the hell out of the warm, textured song. Behind him, he had an all-star choir of backup singers — including Gordi, the Staves, Anaïs Mitchell, and Buke And Gase’s Arone Dyer — and a truly impressive light display. This is a total stunner of a late-night performance, and you should really watch it below.
22, A Million is out 9/30 on Jagjaguwar.