Rosie Clarke Staff Writer
It’s a sad day for fans of Bon Iver as lead singer/songwriter, Justin Vernon, stated today that there were no plans for a third album.
Chatting to Australian radio station triple j, Vernon explained that he is just not in the right “headspace” to contemplate writing new music at the moment.
“I don’t really write songs anymore. The last Bon Iver record was a very ‘sitting down with a guitar and writing’ kind of record. I really have to be in a specific headspace to even begin to illuminate an idea that would create another Bon Iver record, and I’m just not there.”
He elaborated, “I’m really honoured that Bon Iver gives me a platform to do whatever I want, but there’s only so much time you can spend digging through yourself before you become insular. I’m not in a hurry to go back to that temperature. All of the music I’ve been making shifting away from Bon Iver feels really good … so if I ever do go back to Bon Iver it will be all the better for it.”
Bon Iver is an indie folk band that Justin put together back in 2007 and that went on to win several Grammys for its second self-titled album, which was released in 2011.
His other project, Volcano Choir, released a new album earlier in the week called Reprave. Volcano Choir will be making their Australian debut headlining the 2013 Harvest Festival in November.