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Justin Vernon: “Volcano Choir is here to stay – I don’t think I’ve ever sung like this before”

Justin Vernon: “Volcano Choir is here to stay – I don’t think I’ve ever sung like this before”

Justin Vernon explains that Volcano Choir are “here to stay” in the new issue of Uncut, dated October 2013 and out now.

Vernon, better known under his solo alias Bon Iver, is keen to dismiss any ideas people have of the collective, also featuring Collections Of Colonies Of Bees, as a side-project.

“It’s been shaping more than anything I’ve done,” he says, “emotionally and [in terms of] reflection and reacting. I don’t think I’ve ever sung like this before.

“It was challenging, but it revealed itself to me, and it was because of these guys. It’s here to stay.”

Vernon has recently wound down Bon Iver for the time being, suggesting that he may not even work under the name in the future.

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