Bon Iver may have expanded the geographical range of his music beyond his reclusive cabin in Wisconsin, but the atmosphere remains wintry to the core. Only it sounds a lot less fragile, even if still resolutely vulnerable. On album opener “Perth”, Justin Vernon raises his signature falsetto in proclaiming he’s “still alive for you“, championed by the biggest and most expanasive sounds he’s ever mustered. With it arrives a newfound boldness that reverberates long after he’s moved on to Minnesota and wherever else he chooses. – Dan.
mp3: Bon Iver – Perth
Bon Iver is out now on Jagjaguwar.