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Bon Iver star: 'Neil Young wants to work with me'

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Justin Vernon of Bon Iver

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Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has revealed that he was approached by Neil Young about a possible collaboration.

The singer-songwriter told The Guardian that he could not slow down with his work because of the attractive offers he keeps getting.

"I think the easiest way to explain it is that before, when I had other jobs or whatever, all I ever wanted to do was play music all of the time," he said.

"So now whenever anything comes along - a Peter Gabriel cover, or recording Hadestown with Anaïs, it's like yes! Of course!"

He added: "And then you get tired, and you think, 'Well, I'd better say no to everything from now on'. But then the Kanye [West] thing happens.

"Or… Neil Young called two days ago, and I'm almost like, 'Oh f**k', because whatever he's going to say I'm going to want to deal with, you know?"

He added: "It feels like it's still avalanching. At a certain point I expected it to just stop, so that I could catch my breath - and I had moments like that for sure.

"But at the same time, there was Kanye calling. And a Gayngs record coming out. And so all this thing, I don't feel like I've been able to escape it; it feels like it's continuing to grow. And I'm more used to it, but it's not like now I'm used to it and it's not going to get any weirder."

Bon Iver made their self-titled second album available to stream this week. The album is released through 4AD on June 20.

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