Okay, so you’ve all been waiting for it, and now it’s finally here: the major buzz-inciting one-off collaboration between Wisconsin folk chameleon Justin “Bon Iver” Vernon and dubstep wunderkind James Blake.
Take a first listen to “Fall Creek Boys Choir”, via our friends over at Pitchfork:
“Over the past year James has cited Justin as a key influence and it was via a chance meeting at this years SXSW festival in Austin, Texas that the seed was sown for a future collaboration,” reads the official press release. The track will be available on iTunes August 29.
Am I the only one who absolutely cannot stand Vernon’s Auto-Tuned voice? His singing is so brittle and haunting and awesome as is, but it turns into a disgusting, warbling mess when he starts messing around with it. Remember when Christopher Lloyd turns into a Toon at the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Yeah, that’s who would make a voice like this. Apart from that, the track is more interesting than enjoyable—a few interesting production choices, sure, but the song itself is largely forgettable by the time you finish it.
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