How Bon Iver Wrote ‘iMi’: 5 Years, 28 People and a Piece of Cardboard | Diary of a Song


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  • Oscar Arru
    Oscar Arru  3 hours back

    Can someone tell me what Justin Vernons favorite song that he wrote I read it before and I can’t remember what is was. It was a song he wrote and we was quoted saying how much effort he put into it and how poetic it was. Does anyone know the answer

    • mndr1983
      mndr1983  3 days back

      I miss DeYardmond Edison

      • Tara McCarthy
        Tara McCarthy  2 weeks back

        Bon Iver will still be playing in my home when I become a very old lady.

        • suburbanindie
          suburbanindie  2 weeks back

          Eh I dunno. Sometimes I like Bon Iver, but mostly it's just pretentious music to me. Even the song titles make me want to vomit

          • Joey Guidi
            Joey Guidi  3 weeks back

            There aren’t enough Vans Old Skools in the world to account for a Bon Iver x Frank Ocean x James Blake collab

            • Monie Muse
              Monie Muse  3 weeks back

              Love hearing the story of creation ❤️❤️❤️

              • Ryan Hayes
                Ryan Hayes  3 weeks back

                Haha just here to spread that I work at the same camp that Vernon did and wrote some songs about and I go to the same high school in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

                • Sabrina Lee
                  Sabrina Lee  3 weeks back

                  I was never into a musician that much before Bon Iver. Music was never something that really makes an impact on my life or whatsoever, but Justin's music just makes me feel deeply, which makes me feel the presence of my soul (sounds dramatic but I don't know how else to describe), which doesn't happen much and it's amazing. This video just makes me admire him more! Thank you for it

                  • Kit Grier
                    Kit Grier  3 weeks back

                    I completely relate to the verses to the point of tears. It pulled me out of a deep personal ditch. It inspired hope in me again. Thank you.

                    • Christian Butler
                      Christian Butler  2 weeks back

                      Honestly this song resonates a ton with me. In a melachony way its beautiful, mysterious and just makes you wonder

                  • E K
                    E K  3 weeks back

                    In my honest honest opinion, this song sounds like it was way too effortful to make. 5 years and 28 people? That can’t have been the same process by which Justin wrote songs like Hey, Ma and Holocene. He may have hit his artist climax/ceiling. Nothing will surpass Hey, Ma in particular

                    • a_ghoul
                      a_ghoul  3 weeks back

                      "Justin Vernon, the Grammy-winning Kanye West collaborator" is how I will forever describe Justin from now on

                      • Sabrina Lee
                        Sabrina Lee  3 weeks back

                        i’m SCREAMING! A Bon Iver video

                        • Maabee
                          Maabee  3 weeks back

                          I love the album and the song is glorious. Well done Bon Iver.

                          • Jillian Renae
                            Jillian Renae  3 weeks back

                            I see them play Thursday!!!!!

                            • Odivse
                              Odivse  4 weeks back

                              beautiful video

                              • Gilbert Mubangizi
                                Gilbert Mubangizi  4 weeks back

                                I love the anticlimax at the end of the video regarding Frank Ocean. The conversation jumps from profound insights into the song to brutally frank (pardon the pun) assessments on just how out there the work actually is.

                                • Prokaleo
                                  Prokaleo  4 weeks back

                                  Love this take on an amazing song. Thanks! Any hints on the song from 3:33-3:54?

                                  • Are Gup
                                    Are Gup  4 weeks back

                                    Why scientists keeps receiving hair of dead serial killers... 🧬 find out to see if u is going to give birth to a killer... Da 🤦🏽‍♀️

                                    • Mark Pidgeon
                                      Mark Pidgeon  1 months back

                                      Too many cooks

                                      • beomsuk kim
                                        beomsuk kim  1 months back

                                        다음에 같이가치 기부후원많읻 동참해주세요

                                        • Sparta Spartan
                                          Sparta Spartan  1 months back

                                          How is the new york tabloid paper still in Circulation

                                          • Hannah Halvorson
                                            Hannah Halvorson  1 months back

                                            I really do feel bad for all of the people who don't experience this music the way that we do. It is unworldly.

                                            • Natural Cook & Eat TV
                                              Natural Cook & Eat TV  1 months back

                                              Amazing and unbelieve ....

                                              • Isma-eel Enous
                                                Isma-eel Enous  1 months back

                                                Anybody else cry?

                                                • Felipe Costa Peuser
                                                  Felipe Costa Peuser  1 months back

                                                  Thank God Trevor was recording

                                                  • Michel trash
                                                    Michel trash  1 months back

                                                    Eles queria o Vietnã
                                                    Queria que fossem para cima de vocês
                                                    Estao prometendo
                                                    Vão me matar ou me aleijar
                                                    Se vocês demorar
                                                    Patrões são colonizadores latinos
                                                    Adoro os estados unidos

                                                    • Jonathan
                                                      Jonathan  1 months back

                                                      I loved hearing them open with it...

                                                      • smoli
                                                        smoli  1 months back

                                                        Too bad it's his most disappointing and filler filled album yet

                                                        • RedShadow
                                                          RedShadow  1 months back

                                                          Yooo they got both Justin and *_J u s t i n_* out for this video lmaooo

                                                          • Victor Diaz
                                                            Victor Diaz  1 months back

                                                            This is awesome insight! Now I need an analysis for the whole album 😅

                                                            • 3markers
                                                              3markers  1 months back

                                                              Great work on this song. Made me cry on the first listen.

                                                              • Soledade Cantanova de Maio

                                                                DEMOCRACIA ´TRÊS PODERES - IMPRENSA LIVRE

                                                                • Joanna Revelle
                                                                  Joanna Revelle  1 months back

                                                                  Watching this in headphones alone drunk in a hostel bunk bed and it's the greatest video I've ever watched. I feel lucky to be alive with this beauty.

                                                                  • Jonathan
                                                                    Jonathan  1 months back

                                                                    I’ll die with my headphones on my head

                                                                • Michael LeBlanc
                                                                  Michael LeBlanc  1 months back

                                                                  7:19 looking like the bad guy from Zoolander

                                                                  • jaimie roxas
                                                                    jaimie roxas  1 months back

                                                                    Genius 👏🏽👏🏽

                                                                    • Sam Ripley
                                                                      Sam Ripley  1 months back

                                                                      lovely vid. chill with the emojis tho

                                                                      • intense0excellent
                                                                        intense0excellent  1 months back

                                                                        So what's the song that was playing on the radio that he was turning on and off?

                                                                        • - tdjramsey -
                                                                          - tdjramsey -  1 months back

                                                                          intense0excellent theorized to be clarity by zedd

                                                                      • PetraPe
                                                                        PetraPe  1 months back

                                                                        im touched

                                                                        • BivackDC
                                                                          BivackDC  1 months back

                                                                          it's pink...

                                                                          • quiet feeling
                                                                            quiet feeling  1 months back

                                                                            favorite song on the album

                                                                            • Brittany Quale
                                                                              Brittany Quale  1 months back

                                                                              All men, huh?

                                                                              • Alexander James
                                                                                Alexander James  1 months back

                                                                                This speaks to me so much! I just made some art chopping up a random voicemail I found on my work computer 👍

                                                                                • Edward Chen
                                                                                  Edward Chen  1 months back

                                                                                  We deserve the exact same thing for James Blake

                                                                                  • rollership
                                                                                    rollership  1 months back

                                                                                    Joe is cute

                                                                                    • Rosie Mclane
                                                                                      Rosie Mclane  1 months back

                                                                                      What an epic, inspiring tale. 💚

                                                                                      • Ariel Joy
                                                                                        Ariel Joy  1 months back

                                                                                        Amazing! My favorite song from the album!!!

                                                                                        • Elliot Jones
                                                                                          Elliot Jones  1 months back

                                                                                          Love this song so much and how much went into it. Really makes me appreciate it more after watching this. Great vid

                                                                                          • RHONDA ROSE
                                                                                            RHONDA ROSE  1 months back

                                                                                            WE NEED to FALL in LOVE with LOVE in ea other under our fear.LOVE,LOVE