Today, August 29, is the day we’ve all been waiting for-and most of us don’t even know it. Justin Vernon and James Blake have released a collaboration for consumption on iTunes (look for it on Spotify!). As fate would have it, Vernon & Blake would meet at the South by Southwest music festival this year in Austin, Texas. They kept in touch after SXSW, exchanged a few ideas over email, and now, our lives are better because of it.
London meets Wisconsin with this colaberation, aptly titled “Fall Creek Boys Choir.” I know Blake from his song,Limit to Your Love, when it was featured on a Paste music sampler back in ’09, and Vernon, well, from his self-titled album Bon Iver, which arguably is the best album of 2011. This song begins with what sounds like a wolf bark, then flows into Vernon’s smooth falsetto we know and love.
In the past, Bon Iver has collaborated with artists like Kanye West and St. Vincent. I can’t wait to see whom Vernon will team up with next.