November 22nd, 2019 – Singapore – Today, Bon Iver release “Naeem”, the band’s first official, non-lyrical music video since 2012’s “Beth/Rest”
The film marks Bon Iver’s first collaboration with Los Angeles-based, Barcelona-born director AG Rojas, who – after traveling the world as the child of a Colombian writer and Costa Rican painter – has credits including Gil Scott-Heron’s last and Earl Sweatshirt’s first music videos. He has also directed pieces for Kamasi Washington, Florence + The Machine, Emeli Sandé, Run The Jewels, and Zack de la Rocha.
Rojas says, “Naeem is concerned with the potential for intergenerational healing, and how we choose to engage with that potential. All my admiration and love to Cynthia Rodriguez and her child Azul who brought this idea to life, and to Bon Iver for amplifying it.”
“Naeem” is the midpoint of Bon Iver’s new album, ‘i,i,’ (Jagjaguwar), which just earned 2020 Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (“Hey, Ma”), Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Recording Package (Bon Iver Art Directors Eric Timothy Carlson & Aaron Anderson). These bring Bon Iver’s career total Grammy nominations to seven, having won two in 2012 for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album (Bon Iver, Bon Iver).
Beginning tonight, Justin Vernon and many members of Bon Iver will host and perform across this weekend’s first-ever Eaux Claires HIVER festival in Eau Claire, WI. Following a number of Come Through events with i,i contributors TU Dance, the six-piece Bon Iver live band will return to the road for 2020 tours through Asia, Europe, and the UK. Full Asia dates are available below.
Upcoming Southeast Asia Tour Dates
January 15th – Moonstar Studio @ Bangkok. Thailand
Tickets available here: ticketmelon.com/viji/boniver
January 17th – The Star Theatre @ Singapore, Singapore
Tickets available here: sistic.com.sg/events/cbon0120
January 19th – Tennis Indoor Stadium @ Jakarta, Indonesia
Tickets available here: ismayalive.com/tickets
‘i,i’ is available now on all streaming services, listen here: boniver.ffm.to/icommai