Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Sean Carey singing songs at AIR Studios.
1. Hinnom, TX
3. I Can’t Make You Love Me
5. Beth/Rest (a stripped down piano version to remind you that this song is equally wonderful as either an 80s-esque saxophone jam or a delicate piano ballad)
Recorded in AIR Studio’s Lyndurst Hall - a building that was originally a church and missionary school designed in 1880 by the great Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse (designer of the Natural History Museum) - Vernon was joined only by Carey, with the pair positioning themselves opposite one another at two grand pianos. Although neither Justin nor Sean’s first instrument is piano, they were able to remodel the songs in a way that showcases their complimentary vocals and, perhaps more strikingly, a seemingly effortless ability to experiment with form and structure…