Ever since Justin Vernon released For Emma, Forever Ago in 2008, the name Bon Iver has remained at the forefront of modern music. From Skinny Love to Blood Bank to Calgary, Bon Iver has gone from strength to strength, and in the meantime become one of the biggest acts in the world in a relatively short span of time.
Now Vernon has opened up in a recent interview with Minnesotan Public Radio Station 89.3 about the possible retirement of Bon Iver. Speaking about the sustained success of Bon Iver, Vernon told 89.3 that once current tour commitments have been fulfilled, he will be taking some time to reassess the future of the band.
As read in the excerpts below, Vernon explains that the constant attention on the band isn’t necessarily conducive to the creative process and talks of Bon Iver taking an indefinite hiatus in order to retain his passion for the project. However, Vernon does then pepper his statement with the possibility of calling it quits for good.
“I haven’t had time to blink,” Veron explained to 89.3, “The last five years have been kind of crazy.”
“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.”
You can read the 89.3 interview full transcript here…
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