Rumors began to spread earlier today that folk favorite Bon Iver would be stopping, or at least going on Hiatus, and we’re here to let you know that is simply not the case.
For those unfamiliar with the story, fans and bloggers began their outcry when a new interview with Iver mastermind Justin Vernon on Minnesota Public Radio surfaced. During the interview, Vernon was asked what Bon Iver was “up to,” and Vernon responded:
“Winding it down. I look at it like a faucet. I have to turn it off and walk away from it because so much of how that music comes together is subconscious or discovering. There’s so much attention on the band, it can be distracting at times. I really feel the need to walk away from it while I still care about it. And then if I come back to it – if at all – I’ll feel better about it and be renewed or something to do that.”
Reading it over now, it’s pretty clear how one could take Justin’s words to represent the impending end of his popular project, but Pitchfork is now reporting that is not the case. In an update to their original story, the ever-popular music blog reached out to Iver’s Jagjaguwar label about the comment and received this response:
“They are just going off cycle after two very busy years on this record.”
Vernon has yet to comment himself on this situation, but hopefully fanboys and girls around the world can go back to enjoying their tea and staring longingly at wintery scenes without fear of losing their beloved musician.