watch: holocene – bon iver

Bon Iver has just released the music video for the song “Holocene” off their self-titled album.

It’s one of the most powerful songs on the record, and the video has visuals to match, with stunning shots of a young boy exploring the spectacular landscape of Iceland.   For those of us whose knowledge of Iceland largely comes from The Mighty Ducks, the video shows you another side – one filled scenery that appears almost otherworldly.

Bon Iver – Holocene

There’s no obvious story line to the video, which fits perfectly with Bon Iver’s overall sound.  Rather than spoon-feeding you a message, Justin Vernon, along with director NABIL, makes you construct your own interpretation.   But whatever your interpretation, watching this video gives new meaning to the chorus:

…and at once I knew I was not magnificent
strayed above the highway aisle
(jagged vacance, thick with ice)
I could see for miles, miles, miles

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