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Bon Iver Release New Single AUATC Featuring Jenny Lewis And Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, 06 August 2020 Written by Laura Johnson

Bon Iver have released a new single.

AUATC (At Up All Their Cake) is Justin Vernon and co.'s second track of 2020, following PDLIF (Please Don't Live In Fear) that dropped in April, and boasts vocals by Bruce Springsteen, Jenny Lewis, Elsa Jensen and Jenn Wasner alongside Vernon.

The latter wrote it with Phil Cook, Wasner, Jim-E Stack and BJ Burton, who contributed musically with piano, morphagene, percussion and synthetic strings, respectively. Stack and Burton also co-produced the track with Vernon.

The choral vocals and keys take centre stage as dynamic beats and complementary strings weave in the background of this '70s R&B and soul-influenced song.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the band said:

There’s no master, and help will surely come around.

We’re releasing a brand-new track called “AUATC” on digital services today via Jagjaguwar. We are calling attention to the fight against capitalism and our collective participation in its dominant institutions. Bon Iver acknowledges our own position within and use of capitalistic practices. It is with recognition of our privilege that we are fully committed to using our unique platform to challenge and change capitalism within our industry, and far beyond.

Listen now: https://boniver.ffm.to/auatc

We’re highlighting five organizations working tirelessly to foster a world that celebrates our humanity on a local, national, and global level: Minneapolis Sanctuary Movement, Red Letter Grant, Equal Justice Initiative, NIVA - National Independent Venue Association, and 350.org. Stay tuned for further info and calls to action as we all continue building a better home for everyone.

A huge shout out is due to the incomparable Phil Cook, a key contributor on "AUATC" and a dear friend in music and life for many years. The track also features contributions from talented members of the Bon Iver family including: BJ Burton, Jim-E Stack, Jenn Wasner, Elsa Jensen, Jenny Lewis, Reggie Pace, Matt McCaughan, JT Bates, Ben Lester, Barbara Jean Meyers, and Huntley Miller. Artwork by Eric Carlson. Video by Aaron Anderson and Eric Carlson; dance/movement by Randall Riley.

Enjoy Season Five: Episode 2.

Bon Iver are still set to head to Europe later in the year in support of their latest album, 2019's ‘i,i’. They also have rescheduled UK and European shows lined up in early 2021. 

Their summer tour plans in Australia, New Zealand and the US have also been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The former have been rescheduled to spring 2021, but the new American dates are yet to be announced.

Vernon recently made a guest appearance on Taylor Swift's track Exile from her new album, 'Folklore'.

Bon Iver Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon November 02 2020 - RIGA Arena (Latvia)
Tue November 03 2020 - VILNIUS Compensa Concert Hall (Lithuania)
Thu November 05 2020 - WARSAW Torwar (PL)
Sat November 07 2020 - COLOGNE Lanxess Arena (Germany)
Mon November 09 2020 - MILAN Mediolanum Forum (Italy)
Tue November 10 2020 - MUNICH Zenith (Germany)
Wed November 11 2020 - VIENNA Stadhalle (Austria)
Sat November 14 2020 - ZURICH Switzerland (France)
Sun November 15 2020 - PARIS Zenith (France)

Fri January 08 2021 - LONDON SSE Arena Wembley
Sun January 10 2021 - MANCHESTER Arena
Tue January 12 2021 - DUBLIN 3Arena
Thu January 14 2021 - LEEDS first direct Arena
Fri January 15 2021 - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sun January 17 2021 - ANTWERP Sportpaleis (Belgium)
Wed January 20 2021 - BERLIN Mercedes Benz Arena (Germany)
Sat January 23 2021 - BARCELONA Palau Sant Jordi (Spain)
Tue January 26 2021 - MADRID WiZink Center (Spain)
Fri January 29 2021 - A CORUÑA Coliseum (Spain)
Wed March 24 2021 - PERTH RAC Arena

Sat March 27 2021 - ADELAIDE AEC Theatre
Mon March 29 2021 - MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
Thu April 01 2021 - BRISBANE Riverstage
Mon April 05 2021 - SYDNEY ICC Sydney Theatre
Tue April 06 2021 - SYDNEY First State Super Theatre
Sat April 10 2021 - AUCKLAND Trusts Arena
Sun April 11 2021 - WELLINGTON TSB Arena

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