American indie-folk band, Bon Iver has teamed up with Ethan Gruska for the new song named “So Unimportant.” Listen to the full song below.
The track is a long-distance, early pandemic collaboration that features strings from Rob Moose and percussion from Blake Mills and Matt Chamberlain. It’s part of the Psychic Hotline singles series.
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The track, “So Unimportant” is the first collaboration between Ethan Gruska and Bon Iver. Written long distance during the pandemic, Gruska and Justin Vernon, who are mutual admirers of one another, passed the song back and forth from other sides of the country, eventually arriving at its slow-burn, anthemic, and intricately-layered conclusion.
The track also features strings from Rob Moose and percussion from Blake Mills and Matt Chamberlain and was engineered by Will McClellan.
“The fact that I now have a song with Justin [Vernon of Bon Iver] just completely blows my mind,” Gruska said in a statement. “He’s been my pie in the sky // I’d do anything to collaborate with the artist for a really long time and having this song together is one of the most special things that has ever happened to me in my musical life. Life in general! Justin is my favorite pen pal, person, and artist, and I’m so grateful to have made this together!”
“My dear friend and great drummer, JT Bates, showed me the music of Ethan Gruska a number of years ago,” Vernon added. “It’s not often that something IMMEDIATELY grasps you where you stand as his music did. It only happens a few times in one’s life. Ethan’s musicality and touch have magic in it. We have not yet met in person, but have exchanged the longest, flirtiest texts in history. I hope to be near the mine of his mind for as long as possible. This song is just the first thing I threw at the wall. He scraped it off that wall, and turned it into a song I’ll appreciate forever.”
Bon Iver & Ethan Gruska Drops New Song “So Unimportant”
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