Justin Vernon has used his social media to share a session from his self-isolation for Bernie Sanders’ ‘virtual town hall meeting’ which not included a cover of Bob Dylan but also a brand new Bon Iver track too.
As more and more people continue to practice social distancing amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, some artists have taken to sharing some music through their social media channels in a bid to alleviate some of the imposing boredom.
The event saw Bernie Sanders hold a virtual town meeting in regards to plans for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A long time supporter of Sanders, Vernon participated in the evening, capping it off by debuting a new Bon Iver song, ‘Things Behind Things Behind Things’.
Saturday night also saw the singer provide performances of his songs ‘Tower’ and ‘Blood Bank’ before delivering a beguiling rendition of Bob Dylan’s ‘With God on Our Side’.
The clip below begins with Soccer Mommy’s ‘Circle The Drain’ as an added extra with Vernon coming in around the 01:02:30 minute mark. Watch Justin Vernon debut Bon Iver’s ‘Things Behind Things Behind Things’ below.
The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of April 5th, more than 1,203,428 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 64,754 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 180 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and many more. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK, the WHO stated that Europe became the epicentre of the pandemic after the strict lockdown in China saw reduced numbers. Now, however, as the virus continues to spread aggressively across The United States—who have more confirmed cases than any other country—the epicentre of coronavirus is expected to be officially changed to North America.