Bon Iver have released ‘Naeem’, the band’s first official, non-lyrical music video since 2012’s ‘Beth/Rest’.
The film marks Bon Iver’s first collaboration with Los Angeles-based, Barcelona-born director AG Rojas, who – after traveling the world as the child of a Colombian writer and Costa Rican painter – has credits including Gil Scott-Heron’s last and Earl Sweatshirt’s first music videos. He has also directed pieces for Kamasi Washington, Run The Jewels, and Zack de la Rocha.
Rojas says, “Naeem is concerned with the potential for intergenerational healing, and how we choose to engage with that potential. All my admiration and love to Cynthia Rodriguez and her child Azul who brought this idea to life, and to Bon Iver for amplifying it.”
‘Naeem’ is the midpoint of Bon Iver’s new album i,i (Jagjaguwar), which just earned 2020 Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (‘Hey, Ma’), Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Recording Package (Bon Iver Art Directors Eric Timothy Carlson & Aaron Anderson). These bring Bon Iver’s career total Grammy nominations to seven, having won two in 2012 for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album (Bon Iver, Bon Iver).
Following a number of Come Through events with i,i contributors TU Dance, the six-piece Bon Iver live band will return to the road for 2020 tours through Asia, Europe, and the UK including a date at London’s SSE Arena Wembley in April…
15 Apr – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena
16 Apr – Madrid, ES @ WiZink Center
17 Apr – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
20 Apr – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
23 Apr – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
24 Apr – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
26 Apr – London @ SSE Arena Wembley
27 Apr – Birmingham @ Arena Birmingham
29 Apr – Leeds @ First Direct Arena
30 Apr – Manchester @ Manchester Arena
01 May – Glasgow @ The SSE Hydro
03 May – Dublin @ 3Arena
Support comes from Aaron Dessner’s Big 37d03d Machine who will develop and perform new music in collaboration with 37d03d friends.