Justin Vernon, the mastermind behind Bon Iver, has had a whirlwind of a year. After releasing the Grammy winning self-titled album last year, he and his band has been on the road ever since. All of this success and movement can take its toll on a man, and it looks like it’s done just that to “Bonnie Bear.”
Last night, Minnesota Public Radio station 89.3 The Current’s Local Show interviewed Vernon, and when asked about the status of Bon Iver, this is how the musician responded: “Winding it down. I look at it like a faucet. I have to turn it off and walk away from it because so much of how that music comes together is subconscious or discovering. There’s so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it. And then if I come back to it – if at all – I’ll feel better about it and be renewed or something to do that.”
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