Oh, Bon Iver, we’ve missed your dulcet drones! Justin Vernon is out Monday (June 30) with “Heavenly Father,” a contribution to the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s new film, “Wish I Was Here.”
The first track under that moniker in a while, “Heavenly Father” is classic eerie, dark Bon Iver, with Vernon’s rich voice blending with a buzzing, choral kind of electronic loop, cresting just on the edge of falsetto. “I don’t know how you house the sin/ But you’re free now/ I was never sure how much of you I could let in/ And we’re free now,” Vernon sings, transporting us, somehow, to some kind of cathedral of sound on a leafy planet populated only by soulful lumberjacks wandering through the forest on dappled deer. Or that least that’s what it sounds like to me.