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


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  • 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  2 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  2 weeks back

          Love hearing the story of creation ❤️❤️❤️

          • Ryan Hayes
            Ryan Hayes  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 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  3 weeks back

                          beautiful video

                          • Gilbert Mubangizi
                            Gilbert Mubangizi  3 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  3 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  4 weeks back

                                  Too many cooks

                                  • beomsuk kim
                                    beomsuk kim  4 weeks 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 -  4 weeks 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

                                                                                        • Leandro Barcellos
                                                                                          Leandro Barcellos  1 months back

                                                                                          Just made me love this song even more

                                                                                          • LiveLife 101
                                                                                            LiveLife 101  1 months back

                                                                                            Bon Iver x Kanye West collab album would electrify the music industry

                                                                                            • jbuhse14
                                                                                              jbuhse14  1 weeks back

                                                                                              About a decade late my friend and oh how it did

                                                                                            • Jenn Miller
                                                                                              Jenn Miller  1 months back

                                                                                              LiveLife 101 a friend of Justin and Kanye has featured them both in a couple of his songs. Check out Friends & Take Me to the Light by Francis and the Lights