Chances are you’ve already heard “Calgary,” the lead single from Bon Iver‘s upcoming self-titled record. Now there’s a video to go along with it, complete with a nightgown-clad protagonist and lots of mud, stagnant water and sepia-tinted camera shots. It’s kind of like a grownup version of Pan’s Labyrinth—except for that shot at the end with the bear standing on the levitating bed. The video’s cryptic symbolism is a perfect match for Justin Vernon’s equally opaque lyrics.
Bon Iver, the group’s sophomore effort, comes out June 21 on Jagjaguwar. Featuring Colin Stetson on the saxophone, C.J. Camerieri (Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens) on horns and Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell) on pedal steel, it’s much more layered and heavily populated than For Emma, Forever Ago, and to great payoff.