as mentioned in this “beats & lyrics” post… i’m a lyrics girl. i connect to music most through the lyrics. the story. and this my friends, is why i have beef with bon iver.
there’s no denying the folk band’s music is beautiful – almost heavenly, and i think their sound in a festival setting will take the tunes to a new level. however, what the hellll are you saying Justin Vernon? and i thought i mumbled. sheesh. i’d challenge anyone who tells me they can understand the lyrics. sure, i can pick up a few words here and there, but even when i try and listen reaaaallly hard – no dice.
too bad we don’t buy CDs with album artwork and pages of lyrics inside anymore – cuz I need em.
a sample… listen here and tell me if you can understand. you’re lying if you say yes.