I’m not so big on indie or rock music. However, Woods is the standout song released on the Blood Bank EP by Bon Iver this January. Dropping all guitars and instruments, Woods is multi layers of R&B a cappella sprinkled with autotune. Sorry, Kanye, this is the new Cher.
According to wiki, the name, Bon Iver, is a corruption of the French “bon hiver” (good winter), or a misspelling of “bon ivre” (good Drunk). Sounds like another hit.
Now, I’m waiting for a slamming deep house remix.
I’m up in the woods
I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still
To slow down the time
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Surprise: I’m a little bit in love with Kanye, again.
Of course, it all started when he sang his new single, Love Lockdown at the MTV Awards. Then he posted the song on his blog, then yesterday, a new version. Update: Now on iTunes.
After listening to the song on repeat, I found the above picture of ‘Ye at New York fashion week on Laura’s blog. How could I have not fallen for a sad puppy?
I can feel something inside me say
I really don’t think you’re strong enough
One question remains: Is Kanye the new Cher?
At least, he has to be the new Queen of Auto-Tune. There is lots of hope that his new album, tentatively titled 808’s & Heartbreak (out December 16), has lots of filters on his singing voice. Rumor has it the raps are gone.