August 20, 2011

Now to know it in my memory

So beautiful, the video below. Watch it all the way through. It's for one of the finest songs, Holocene, on Bon Iver's new album. I like how this manages to convey the grandness of nature and man at the same time.

…and at once I knew I was not magnificent
hulled far from the highway aisle

(jagged, vacance, thick with ice)

I could see for miles, miles, miles
The music is so gorgeous, it's easy to miss the terseness of the first verse lyric: "You’re laying waste to Halloween / you fucked it friend / it’s on it’s head"

1 comment:

John said...

Stunning. I love the song, but the video gives it so much more depth than I may have come up with on my own. And I'm sitting inside right now why?

BTW, you pick up any Mumford vibes from the vocals?