Listen: Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon appears on new Bruce Hornsby track ‘Cast-Off’

'Absolute Zero' is set for release on April 12

Pianist and singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby has just dropped “Cast-Off,” which was co-written by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who lends his vocals to the tune.

“Cast-Off,” which also features contributions from Sean Carey, Brad Cook, and more, almost feels like it could be plucked off of an older Bon Iver album, with a crisp piano line, catchy drum beat, faint horns, and Vernon’s distinctive vocal lines. The tune is about “acceptance and even gratitude in the face of rejection, egolessness, patience and humility,” Hornsby explains in a statement.

Listen to “Cast-Off” below.

Bruce Hornsby’s forthcoming album Absolute Zero hits the shelves on April 12th.