On Friday, Bon Iver will release their gorgeous new album, 22, A Million—one of the best albums of the year—and to keep listeners appeased, Justin Vernon has shared a fourth promo single from the LP. It just so happens to be one of the most pre and uplifting songs the band has ever recorded.
Like its similarly tuneful brother, “33 ‘GOD‘”, “8 (circle)” sees some of the most merciful treatment from the abstruse naming convention Vernon employed on 22, A Million. (The general rule seems to be: The more accessible songs get relatively easily-identified song titles, i.e. “8 (circle)” vs. “10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄”.)
The track premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Listen below.