Bon Iver have launched “PDLIF” — “Please Don’t Stay in Concern” — a brand new track aimed toward supporting well being staff on the entrance traces of the coronavirus pandemic.
In an effort to supply important medical objects to well being staff, the band is donating 100% of “PDLIF” proceeds to Direct Aid, the humanitarian help group coordinating with public well being authorities, nonprofits, and companies to ship private protecting tools to responders throughout the US and the world.
“By means of the music, Bon Iver hope followers will be a part of them in giving again, amplifying the nice, and rallying round their world group,” the announcement says. “Whereas ‘PDLIF’ was made in isolation, the monitor traveled from one collaborator to the subsequent, serving as a reminder that although we’re aside, we’re by no means alone.”
Hear right here: https://boniver.ffm.to/pdlif
“PDLIF” was produced by Justin Vernon, Jim-E Stack, and BJ Burton and stems from a pattern of Alabaster dePlume’s “Go to Croatia.” Along with Vernon, musicians embrace Jim-E Stack (drum programming), Kacy Hill (vocals), Joseph Ok Rainey, Sr. (vocals), Eli Teplin (piano), Devin Hoffman (bass), and Rob Moose (string preparations, piano). Vernon, Hill, dePlume, and Michael Lewis wrote lyrics, with mixing by BJ Burton and mastering by Huntley Miller.
“PDLIF” marks Bon Iver’s first new, studio launch since 2019’s “i,i,” which earned Grammy nominations for Album of the Yr, Document of the Yr, and extra. As introduced with final month’s “Blood Financial institution (10th Anniversary Version)” reissue, the band is presently donating 10% of all merch gross sales to Feed My Individuals and the Chippewa Valley Artist Aid Fund, two native organizations supporting these affected by COVID-19.
Energetic in all 50 states and greater than 80 nations, Direct Aid’s mission is to enhance the well being and lives of individuals affected by poverty or emergencies – with out regard to politics, faith, or capability to pay. Study extra about their coronavirus response efforts here.