Justin Vernon Joins Forces With TU Dance
Two-time Grammy Award-winning indie folk icon Justin Vernon joins forces with critically acclaimed Saint Paul-based contemporary dance troupe TU Dance for Come Through, a collaborative project setting new music to movement as part of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series. Vernon's inimitable falsetto fuses with dance company founder Uri Sands' emotionally-charged, electrifying choreography for an unforgettable journey through pain, struggle and redemption.
In the run-up to the premiere work's initial live shows, Vernon has released three new tracks accompanied with videos of the performances they have inspired. 'Naeem 2' blends vivid tribalistic rhythms with the celebrated singer songwriter's signature auto-tune vocals. 'SDIAH' marries lilting saxophone lines with mournful, bittersweet melodies and '1987' evokes the tender acoustic balladry of Vernon's breakthrough album 'For Emma, Forever Ago'.