Bon Iver

Bon Iver: To Indie folk and beyond

Bon Iver: To Indie folk and beyond

From the ruins of heartbreak, forged in isolation, Bon Iver was born. In 2006, Justin Vernon, the principal member of the group, was in his mid-20s when his life seemingly fell apart. The woman he loved left him, his band split up and Vernon was bedridden for months when he fell ill with mononucleosis and a virulent liver infection – it was far from any “bon hiver.” He felt as if everything in his normal, happy life was lost, so he ran away from it all in a Thoreau-esque quarter-life crisis.