Bon Iver has announced details of his fourth album, ‘i,i’, which is scheduled to be released, on the 30th of August 2019. The 13-track album features the previously released tracks ‘Hey, Ma’ and ‘‘U (Man Like)’ (ft. Moses Sumney). The announcement was accompanied by the release of two new tracks, ‘Jelmore’ and ‘Faith’.
The core band throughout the forthcoming album, ‘i,i’, included Justine Vernon; Sean Carey; Andrew Fitzpatrick; Mike Lewis; Matt McCaughan; Rob Moose; and Jenn Wasner. The announcement also included the news that the album will feature contributions from the likes of James Blake, Brad and Phil Cook, The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bruce Hornsby, Naeem, Velvet Negroni, Channy Leaneagh, Marta Salogni, Francis Starlite, Moses Sumney, TU Dance, among others.
Speaking about the upcoming album, in a press release, Vernon said: i,i “feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete. It feels like when you get through all this life, when the sun starts to set, and what happens is you start gaining perspective. And then you can put that perspective into more honest, generous work.”
A message on the band’s site, first previewed in a trailer, explains that the fourth record completes a cycle: “From the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million. Now, fall arrives early with i,i.”
Bon Iver ‘i,i’ Tracklisting:
05. ‘Hey, Ma’
06. ‘U (Man Like)’