Bon Iver and Ethan Gruska have teamed up for a new collaborative single, “So Unimportant.”
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The song is being released as part of the Psychic Hotline singles series. “So Unimportant” was created long-distance in the early days of the pandemic. Featuring strings from Rob Moose and percussion from Blake Mills and Matt Chamberlain, the track is an orchestral, dreamy anthem.
“The fact that I now have a song with Justin [Vernon of Bon Iver] just completely blows my mind,” Gruska says of “So Unimportant.” “He’s been my pie in the sky // I’d do anything to collaborate with 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 favourite pen pal, person and artist, and I’m so grateful to have made this together!”
Listen to “So Unimportant” below.
“My dear friend and great drummer, JT Bates, showed me the music of Ethan Gruska a number of years ago,” Vernon adds of “So Unimportant.” “It’s not often that something IMMEDIATELY grasps you where you stand like his music did. It only happens a few times in one’s life. Ethan’s musicality and touch has 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.”
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