March 23, 2017


Bon Iver Reaches Out to Sad Fan Brad Pitt: 'We Should Talk'

The ever-not-exactly-reliable Daily Mail reported this week that Brad Pitt has been hiding out in an L.A. art studio and soothing his Angelina Jolie divorce heartache with Bon Iver and the Waylon Jennings song "Just to Satisfy You." Working with British artist/chum Thomas Houseago, Pitt has reportedly been "spending up to 15 hours a day in the studio working until the early hours of the morning and listening to playlists of sad songs."

Bon Iver is very good for most emotions along and around the spectrum of melancholy, loneliness and separation; this story's not hard to believe. Frontman/nucleus Justin Vernon caught the news on Twitter, retweeting a Jezebel writeup and reaching out to the un-Brangelina'd-since-September Pitt:

Now, does Vernon want to talk breakups, Bon Iver, Benjamin Button, Babel, By the Sea? Or did he just read this sentence—"Although he has cut out most of his bad habits, Brad is still big on vaping and when his car pulls into the studio, it is frequently spotted with plumes of smoke escaping from the windows"—and think, "Fuck yeah, let's get lit and listen to Bruce Hornsby"?