Bon Iver release new song “PDLIF” for COVID-19 relief
Bon Iver released a new song directly inspired by the situation we're all in right now, and 100% of proceeds from the song will go to Direct Relief, "the humanitarian aid organization coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofits, and businesses to deliver personal protective equipment to responders across the US and the world."
The song is song is called "PDLIF," which stands for "Please Don't Live In Fear," and it's not only a great message but also a great Bon Iver song. Justin Vernon produced it with Jim-E Stack and BJ Burton; it samples Alabaster dePlume's "Visit Croatia"; and it features Jim-E Stack (drum programming), Kacy Hill (vocals), Joseph K Rainey, Sr. (vocals), Eli Teplin (piano), Devin Hoffman (bass), and Rob Moose (string arrangements, piano). Like most recent Bon Iver songs, it was clearly quite the collaborative process, but a press release assures that the song "was made in isolation" and that "the track traveled from one collaborator to the next, serving as a reminder that though we're apart, we're never alone."
Bon Iver is also currently donating 10% of all merch sales to Feed My People and the Chippewa Valley Artist Relief Fund, "two local organizations supporting those affected by COVID-19."
The song's artwork also says "Bon Iver Season Five, Episode 1," so maybe that means more new Bon Iver is on the way.