Beverly Glenn-Copeland Releases “Ever New (Reworked by Bon Iver + Flock of Dimes)” From ‘Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined’

Today, Beverly Glenn-Copeland premieres “Ever New (Re-Worked by Bon Iver and Flock of Dimes.” The piece features Jen Wasner and Justin Vernon’s gorgeous vocals endlessly layered over rich instrumentation. In addition to the album track, they’ve also released a single version that serves as a counterpoint. Earlier this year, Transgressive reissued American-Canadian composer and activist  Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s 1986 masterpiece, Keyboard Fantasiesmarking the 35th anniversary of its original release. On December 17th, he will release Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined – a collection of songs from the now legendary album, re-worked and re-imagined by a collection of creative kindred spirits. The album features works by Bon Iver, Flock Of Dimes, Julia Holter, Arca, Kelsey Lu, Blood Orange, Joseph Shabason and Thom Gill, Jeremy Dutcher and Ana Roxanne.

Flock of Dimes’ Jenn Wasner on “Ever New” 

It was an honor to work with Justin (and many other talented folks!) on this re-imagining of “Ever New” for Transgressive’s Keyboard Fantasies Reimagined. I’ll never forget the first time I heard Glenn’s version of this song—it instantly felt deeply familiar, strikingly beautiful, simple and pure. Over the years I have returned to it repeatedly in moments when I need to be soothed, and it always acts as an anchor amidst life’s uncertainties. “Ever New” is a timeless classic, and it’s an honor to have played a small part in ensuring its continued appreciation by many generations to come.”

Prior to today, Glenn-Copeland shared “Ever New (Kelsey Lu’s Transportation).” Brooklyn Vegandescribed the track writing “Kelsey Lu’s “transportation” of “Ever New” adds a gorgeous string arrangement and more.” He also shared “Old (New) Melody” remixed by Ana Roxanne and “Ghost House,” as performed by Polaris Prize winning, Toronto-based composer, musicologist and vocalist Jeremy Dutcher. “Sunset Village (Blood Orange Remix)” was released as well and last year, Dev Hynes ( Blood Orange) sat down with Beverly Glenn-Copeland to discuss identity and the creative process for the Talkhouse podcast. Listen to the interview between the two artists here.

“Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s masterwork from 1986 is a hermetic and wondrous new age album that contains worlds beyond worlds,” Pitchfork said. “I am profoundly grateful to all who have supported the music of Keyboard Fantasiesduring these last years, with special appreciation to my wife Elizabeth,” says Glenn. “Though written over thirty years ago, I have listened to your recent musings about the hope the music inspires and the calm it brings, finally understanding that the transmissions sent through me from what I call the Universal Broadcasting System are helping to accomplish the UBS’s purpose, namely that of bringing us together as a single human family at last. For this I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Blessings.” 

The album is available for pre-order today.

Track Listing

Ever New (Reworked by Bon Iver & Flock Of Dimes)

Fastest Star (Julia Holter Remix)

Let Us Dance (Arca Remix)

Old (New) Melody (by Ana Roxanne)

Ever New (Kelsey Lu’s Transportation)

Sunset Village (Blood Orange Remix)

Ever New (Reworked by Joseph Shabason & Thom Gill)

Ghost House (Performed by Jeremy Dutcher)

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