Bon Iver Releases New Song for Zach Braff Film Soundtrack
The last time we got anything from Bon Iver, their second sophomore album dropped in 2011. However, a song surfaced this past week from the group – but it’s for the soundtrack to Wish I Was Here, the latest film from Zach Braff.
Braff, who’s following up Garden State with this flick, contacted several artists to write material for the movie. So far, the film funded by a Kickstarter campaign, albeit controversially, has seen a Shins song drop. Bon Iver’s oeuvre “So Now What” came out this week. The full soundtrack comes out on June 15.
The track officially debuted on NPR, with Justin Vernon explaining about its creation in an interview:
“They were enjoying it and laughing, but at a certain point, they just got quiet. When it was over, Justin started humming. We talked afterwards about the relationship between Zach’s character and his brother [Josh Gad], and Justin and Nate talked a little about their father — all the while Justin kept distractedly humming. Eventually, he sang out the words ‘heavenly father.’ Before I even left their house, Justin was recording the first version of the song in his downstairs studio. His inspiration was that immediate.”
Hear the full song here: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=326213324&m=326936657
The group’s last release was Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which came out to critical acclaim in June 2011. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and won a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album the following year. It generated such singles as “Calgary,” “Holocene,” “Towers,” and “Beth/Rest.”
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