No one likes a collaboration like Bon Iver likes a collaboration; from Kanye West to Flaming Lips (skirting over that James Blake one) and now Alicia Keys. Talking to USA Today Justin Vernon explained his forthcoming plans to work with Alicia Keys among other names; "I have a big idea to do an American songbook of the greatest women singers. There are so many: Casey [Dienel] from White Hinterland, Bonnie Raitt, Alicia... [I'd make] a one-off charity album to have an excuse to work with a bunch of people that I'd choose to work with, all at once.".

Vernon also went on to reveal that we could be waiting some time for a follow up to last years self titled sophomore album; "It could be five (years). It just depends when the songs come about. I sort of have to wait 'til they reveal themselves."