Listen to Bon Iver’s First New Song in 3 Years

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Considering Justin Vernon certainly has not vanished from the music scene for a single year following Bon Iver‘s 2008 debut (which could technically be said for up to a decade predating that as well), it may come as a surprise that he hasn’t actually put out a track with Bon Iver in three years. After being roped in to contribute to the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s new movie Wish I Was Here alongside Coldplay, Cat Power, and The Shins (duh), he’s sharing their contribution, “Heavenly Father,” over at NPR.

Repeated, muted electronic loops play like ambient horns on “Heavenly Father” as Vernon’s signature, pained howl calls out, “I don’t know you house the sin / I was never sure how much of you I could let in.” Alas, the cabin-tied crier is back. Give the song a listen at NPR.

The soundtrack will be out on July 15 as a CD and on August 5 as vinyl. The actual film hits theaters on July 18. Check out the full soundtrack below:

Wish I Was Here soundtrack tracklist:
01. The Shins – “So Now What”
02. Gary Jules – “Broke Window”
03. Radical Face – “The Mute”
04. Hozier – “Cherry Wine (Live)”
05. Bon Iver – “Holocene”
06. Badly Drawn Boy – “The Shining”
07. Jump Little Children – “Mexico”
08. Cat Power & Coldplay – “Wish I Was Here”
09. Allie Moss – “Wait It Out”
10. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”
11 .Japanese Wallpaper – “Breathe In [ft. Wafia]“
12. Bon Iver – “Heavenly Father”
13. Aaron Embry – “Raven’s Song”
14. The Weepies – “Mend”
15. The Head & the Heart – “No One to Let You Down”

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