22 (OVER S∞∞N) – Bon Iver
This song makes me immensely satisfied. Bon Iver are back working their magic and 22 (OVER S∞∞N) is the best reward to a long wait for new material.
In typical Justin Vernon fashion this song showcases eclectic production. Right from the get go the base line fades in and out, a woman’s auto-tuned voice sets the theme – ‘it might be over soon’. She sounds almost chipmunk-like and the fuzzy base line drops off from time to time as if going in and out of reception – sounds crazy right? Well it is, but it works. As always Bon Iver have taken crazy ideas and made them into something wonderful.
Of course this isn’t all about modern instruments, the stunning vocals of Vernon and backing members like Sean Carey are the key component to this song which builds and builds throughout. The entrance of the horn section and electric guitar brings all the pieces of the puzzle together and by two minutes in this song really takes off.
It’s a tricky one to explain but 22 (OVER S∞∞N) is one hell of a song. I’m dreaming of seeing it come to life live on stage.
Now to get working on a plan to get Bon Iver back to Wellington….