Bon Iver shared their new song and lyric video “33 ‘GOD'” early Monday morning, building anticipation for the group’s upcoming album. The track falls in line with Bon Iver’s signature sound, with the group moodily floating over a sparse piano part. “Is the company stalling?/We had what we wanted: your eyes/With no word from the former/I’d be happy as hell if you stayed for tea,” Justin Vernon sings as the song kicks off.
Bon Iver’s recently announced new album 22, A Million is on its way soon. The project is set to drop on Sept. 30 and will feature “33 ‘GOD,'” as well as the previously released tracks “0 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄” and “22 (OVER S∞∞N).” In a press release, the band explained the concept behind the album.
22, A Million is part love letter, part final resting place of two decades of searching for self-understanding like a religion. And the inner-resolution of maybe never finding that understanding. The album’s 10 poly-fi recordings are a collection of sacred moments, love’s torment and salvation, contexts of intense memories, signs that you can pin meaning onto or disregard as coincidence. If Bon Iver, Bon Iver built a habitat rooted in physical spaces, then 22, A Million is the letting go of that attachment to a place.
While you wait for 22, A Million to drop, you can check out Bon Iver’s new song and lyric video for “33 ‘GOD'” in the clip above.