With\u00a0Bon Iver's excellent new album i,i now out,\u00a0Justin Vernon\u00a0sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio.\u00a0Clad in Discwoman\u00a0T-shirt and silly Mu-Tron hat, Vernon discussed the process of recording the new music, bringing musicians and dancers\u00a0to Sonic Ranch in El Paso, and channeling that collective energy into his most collaborative project yet. "I\u2019ve been lucky enough to have some set of skills to choose really trustworthy individuals to be around me, as they\u2019ve chosen me as well, how we\u2019ve found each other," the musician explained to Lowe of how he choose people to collaborate with. "But when you\u2019re ready to do something, you don\u2019t want somebody to be doubting you or to have some body language that\u2019s weird. You just want chill people, chill people that are, like, their only goal in life is to make this song better. Nobody\u2019s in there trying to, like, gain something, or, like, get songwriting credit, or like\u2014everyone\u2019s just there for the same reason I am. And when you have the power of others around you, and they share that energy, you can get a lot done." Asked\u00a0about what he learned from his work with Kanye West, Vernon said he "definitely witnessed how \u2026 you can have music be cooking on a stove, like over here, and you can respond to it. If you\u2019re like Kanye, you can wait and there\u2019s going to be cooks in all sorts of kitchens and they\u2019re going to show you all sorts of stuff, and you get to react to a lot of things. You get to say no to a lot of things until you\u2019re very sure you like something." Vernon also talked about\u00a0his struggle with anxiety, which had been plaguing him since the 2012 Grammy Awards. "It was rough personally in the years leading up to 22, A Million. And it was still rough a year into it, and it bottomed out," he recalled. "I had to cancel a tour because\u2014I don\u2019t know if other people have this. I know of other people who have anxiety and stuff, but it\u2019s just something I feel it\u2019s so important to talk about, because I couldn\u2019t move, I couldn\u2019t leave the house. It\u2019s so strange. I was sick. You know what I mean? It\u2019s not helpful unless, like I was saying before, you have to be vulnerable to show or to share that you\u2019re feeling an extreme discomfort and you don\u2019t know why. "That\u2019s a pretty weird place to start a conversation, but holy hell, is super important. I did therapy. I did the SSRI meds," he continued. "I\u2019ve gotten away from those now, which I\u2019m happy about. Which, it can be dangerous to go on and off of those things. But, the one-on-one therapy was insanely helpful, just to unload with somebody that doesn\u2019t necessarily love you or something. They are professionals at helping you sort out what\u2019s wrong. When you look back, I can\u2019t actually feel the pain I felt. And I\u2019m just like, \u201cWow, I must\u2019ve felt really bad,\u201d where I had to lay down on the bathroom floor. "But I\u2019m so glad that things do feel sweeter on this side," Vernon added. "I\u2019ve just been crying to cotton commercials again. 'The touch, the feel of cotton.' That\u2019s when you know you\u2019re a happy person, when you\u2019re crying at commercials." On the subject of\u00a0his Wisconsin hometown of Eau Claire, Vernon touched on his particularly Taurean sensibilities:\u00a0\u201cYou start to have intimacy with the place you\u2019re from. You\u2019re like, I\u2019ve been on this road 5,000 times, I\u2019ve driven by this old house that I used to live in 3,000 times, or whatever. And that familiarity helps me, personally, that comfort \u2026 I guess there\u2019s something about being a Taurus, maybe, that you have to be rooted to the ground, or you are rooted to the ground, and that\u2019s definitely me." Watch his interview above, and\u00a0revisit our review of\u00a0i,i here.