This one’s for all the cats out there who refer to Justin Vernon of Bon Iver as “sad cabin boy,” or whatever the cool term is these days. Wouldn’t you know it, these are the same people who have probably never seen the band play live. So it goes.
Anyway, Nabil Elderkin, who directed “Towers,” offers this take on the new video:
When Justin sent me a breakdown of what certain parts/lines of the song meant to him I did my best to decode it and curate into something simple, and hopefully the viewer can take from it their own feeling of what the towers represent. It was shot up in Washington state, mostly on Indian-preserved land, and our actor’s name was Mystic. He seemed to be very tuned into the land, and when he said he was also willing to fall into the freezing cold ocean up there (seems a bit sharky too), I knew he was my guy.
Ladies and Gents, “Towers.”
Bon Iver – Towers (Official Music Video) from Bon Iver on Vimeo.