Surprise! Bon Iver’s fourth album, i,i, is being released digitally today, a full three weeks ahead of the original August 30 release date. Every song except the intro track “Yi” is available to be streamed now. According to a release, the full album will be available later tonight. Physical copies of the album will still come out on August 30 through Jagjaguwar. i,i is the fourth and final installment of a cycle of albums representing the changing seasons, according to a statement. “The thirteen new songs on i,i complete a cycle: from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago came the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million,” reads Bon Iver’s website. “Now, fall arrives early with i,i.” i,i boasts collaborations with James Blake, Moses Sumney, Wheezy, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and Bruce Hornsby. Say your goodbyes to summer with i,i.
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