Sick of the urban wasteland you call home, being old, and summer's stickiness? Time to book a flight to the pastoral wilderness of Bon Iver's mind courtesy of his new "Holocene" clip.
Essentially, this is the visual equivalent of everything we already understood about Justin Vernon's soothing missives -- why sing about a mountain, when you can just sing a mountain? Glaciers, grassy plains, waterfalls, rock formations on the seashore, and cloud formations that only exist in the iris of your lover (and Iceland, as it turns out). We live vicariously through a boy who could've been a stunt double for the young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace -- or at least a buddy of the little chap in Enya's "Caribbean Blue" video.
Our young star, let's call him Bon Jr., is too young to possess a beard quite yet, but he's
ready to enjoy the luxurious softness of a Gap Kids zip-up sweater on his bare
skin. He loves his walking stick, somehow lives alone in a house that looks like it's out of Middle Earth,
and skips stones better than you could ever hope to. A bird is the only companion he requires, and perhaps this Nabil-directed video will be all you need.
Still cranky? It certainly tries a lot harder than this Band of Horses video.