Justin Vernon has shared what may, or may not, be Bon Iver’s last visual gasp in the shape of an official new promo for the band’s 2011 LP finale ‘Beth/Rest’. He and cinematographer Dan Huiting share directorial credits for the video, a sylvan ‘Avatar’ reimagining featuring people in ‘learning gremlin’/Beastie Boys-style boiler suits.
Or at least, that’s what I took from it. Justin favoured a more conventional angle, saying via a press release: “It’s kind of about two people who are truly meant for each other and what happens to their essence. How they connect is some other thing that we don’t know how to really talk about”.
‘Beth/Rest’ is being released as a single via 4AD on 12 Nov. This is the vid:
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