Skinny Love ♦ Bon Iver ♦ Top Songs of the 2ks ♦ #7

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Skinny Love ♦ Bon Iver
You want to remember your worst breakup and have it channeled not into some Chris Brown or Rhianna style vengeance or anger, but into something with beauty, not anger, just a “how is this happening to me jaw dropping horror?” Of course you do. Skinny Love may be the best song born of a break up ever.

Justin Vernon, the singer songwriter, of Bon Iver has been there and offers a very inviting shoulder to cry on.

Famously made in alone in a remote wood cabin, the album that gave us Skinny Love: For Emma, Forever Ago brings to mind a sound that Sigur Ross might produce if they were a folk act…

No, imagine if Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) could manifest itself in a folk song. What draws the listener in is now some emo “Woa is me bullshit” but a flesh and bone American male facing grief honestly and fully and without apology. On top of a steel guitar that draws you in sink layers upon layers of heartbreaking falsetto vocals; layers does not even get at it- Vernon claims that these songs were meant to be sung by 100 people.

Put one some headphones, and add another layer of vocals to make it 101.

With that many people singing, maybe she will come back.

-Davis Fleetwood (e: NoCureForThatProductions {at} gmail {dot} com )


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