Flume

Album: For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • The album was principally self-recorded by Bon Iver during a three-month retreat alone in a log cabin in Northeast Wisconsin, living off the land, splitting wood, and hunting for food. On this track and "For Emma," other instruments were later added in a studio. In the instance of this song Christy Smith of the band Nola added drums and a layered flute.
  • Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) believes the certain instruments contain songs. "Flume" he found in a Silvertone acoustic guitar he bought on eBay for $179. The day he got it, he wrote the song on it; he kept the guitar, but felt it was out of songs.

Comments: 1

  • Sian from Sydney, AustraliaBon Iver (Justin Vernon) has always reminded me slightly of the story of Christopher Mcandless, living off the land. I saw him live in January, he was f##king amazing.
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