Bon Iver covering Bob Dylan. It’s kind of a crazy thing, if you think about it. Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) rose to popularity through the extremely personal, introspective nature of his songs. Bob Dylan, on the other hand, is best known for his poetic lyrics that managed to capture the spirit of the masses with symbolic calls for revolution and the ability to sum up moments in history. Microscopes versus satellites.
Justin drops the falsetto for this cover of “With God On Our Side” (one of Dylan’s most epic songs, topically speaking. Just read this.) It is not your typical Bon Iver material. Then again, after the whole Kanye collaboration, I guess we shouldn’t try to pigeonhole Justin based on his breakthrough debut.
This one was performed live in Portland the other night. Check it out below.
Bon Iver – “With God On Our Side” (Bob Dylan Cover)