On his third studio album, Justin Vernon wonders if life has meaning. You can hear it in every song.
Oh, then how we gonna cry, cause it once might not mean something
No, I don’t know the path of what kind of pith I’ve amassed. Long lines of questions, lessons, lessons, lessons
I think I’ve figured out why Vernon sings in barely-held-together falsetto and broken lines. Everything about Bon Iver is devastating to him, heavy. It’s all he can muster.