Ahead of his upcoming music-food-yoga retreat that is somehow a real thing, Bon Iver performed two shows over the weekend with the Minnesota contemporary dance company Tu Dance, where he debuted new material.
Justin Veron’s “work-in-progress score” soundtracked the two-night event at MASS MoCa in North Adams, MA. One of the featured songs had been previously teased last year at a show in Richmond, VA.
Tu Dance will premiere the work at Liquid Music festival on April 19, but you can listen to snippets of the songs below. They sound very 2018 Bon Iver — plenty of autotune and rap samples to go around — but a bit more tribal.
Don’t worry about the visuals, they were nothing special (at best), but new Bon Iver sounded tremendous tonight! Some of his boldest, most passionate, yet accessible music. Stunning singing, including a Leon Russell cover for the ages. @MASS_MoCA pic.twitter.com/onJL2aA801
— AnEarful (@AnEarful) March 25, 2018