Each year, a number of collaborations always seem to come totally out of left-field. Ones that nobody saw coming... Think about it - before Chris Martin hooked up with Kanye West, did it make sense? Not to me anyway.
In an interview with Pitchfork, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir, Gayngs, DeYarmond Edison - ultimately the uber folk man doing the rounds lately) has confirmed that he has worked on "at least ten songs" with none other than...
*drum roll please*
Yeah... Hands up who saw that coming?
Vernon claims that he recorded vocals on at least ten tracks for Kanye, one of which samples the song Woods from Bon Iver's Blood Bank EP - a track West has earmarked as "the festival closer" The track is called Lost In The Woods and is just one of a number that the two recorded with producer Rick Ross in the Hawaiian studio over a three week period.
Kanye's new album will be out on November 15th (Probably 12th in Ireland) and is set to include a collaboration with Beyonce, as well as this track. It is not entitled Good Ass Job anymore.
As for Justin, he's been a very busy boy - as well as an upcoming tour with Gayngs, he has holed himself up in Wisconsin in an attempt to complete the next Bon Iver album which will be released next year, while he's also been working with A-Trak, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross in Hawaii. He also plans to begin a new imprint project with label Jagjaguwar to encourage musicians to promote the unsigned and lost albums that inspired him, including a band called Amateur Love from Vernon's home town Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
The full interview is available here: http://pitchfork.com/news/39752-justin-vernon-talks-kanye-collaboration-gayngs/
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