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November 30, -0001 in Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
Bon Iver is a Grammy Award winning indie folk band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, and one of Justin Vernon's current and most notable music projects to date. The band also consists of Mike Noyce, Sean Carey and Matt MacCaughan. The name 'Bon Iver' (pronounced "bon ee-VAIR") is a play on the French phrase 'bon hiver' meaning 'good winter'. Vernon independently released Bon Iver's debut album For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007, most of which was recorded during a four-month stay in a remote cabin in Wisconsin.
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Thoughts on Songs with Bon Iver
3 years ago
The most heart-wrenching song I have heard up to know, I think. You can feel him breaking and those lyrics are... devastating. It's a love that is skinny in the sense that, you know, when you have this rope that won't hold the weight you need it hold? You know it's going to break any time soon, but it's all you got. And you'll take the risk. This song is a bit like that. Like taking the risk of loving even through an extremely fragile love. I think he loved someone who was in no position to return that love. We don't choose who we love, and sometimes the person that we love is so fucked up that they can't even take care of themselves, so how are they going to take care of us? it's complicated and it's rough, but it's also love because we are there despite everything. He is there still and when she's gone, when she let go, all that he can think of is well, what did I fight for? why did you leave me? who will love you know? it's giving everything, absolutely all.