The world is undergoing trying times in the midst of global crisis and many people are pessimistic about our current circumstances, but not Bon Iver. “PDLIF,” which stands for please don’t live in fear, is the perfect song for this period of uncertainty and anxiety. Its calming lyrics and mystifying sound will bring a few minutes of peace into your day.
It’s always exciting when Bon Iver drops new music, mostly because each single is better than his last. You can expect his experimental synth tangled through notes from the piano, guitar and his everso smooth vocals.
This single, like the work on his latest album i,i, has muffled lyrics you may not understand at first but will later rock you to your core. Even as he simply repeats the line “there will be a better day,” he sends out a wave of hope that is bound to comfort listeners, regardless of whether or not they are a fan.
Overall, his message is simple: this plight will eventually end. So please, please don’t live in fear.