For almost a year I’ve been sitting on this spectacular cover of Bon Iver‘s “Heavenly Father,” just waiting for the right time to share it with the world. But given the uncertainty of Justin Vernon’s return and the state of limbo that exists between his side-projects, I thought it’d be a good time to spread the word.
The brains behind this angelic cover is none other than Milo Bloom, a trio of talented multi-instrumentalists that include Greg Fletcher (vocals), Billy Kim (guitar) and Jon Bradley (drums). After their former project, The Steelwells, fell apart, Bradley and Kim called upon Fletcher to lend his vocals and help with the arrangement—but something was still missing.
To complete their live setup, the trio enlisted the help of a local chamber choir who more than fulfill their duties on this divine cover. As they lay down the foundation, Fletcher soars over their gentle harmonies and the broken instrumentation that accompanies them, never once missing a beat. It’s a cover that puts all other covers to shame. Watch above.