This is not the sound of a new man
Or crispy realization
It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away

from Bon Iver – Re: Stacks Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This isn’t a total 180, or a something that has been instantly noticed- it’s been simmering for a long time. Now, it’s time to get free of the burdens of depression and “lift away.”

Also, a new man could be a reference to Maurice Nicoll and his book about the teachings of Jesus, The New Man. Seems likely given the Qumran reference earlier in the song.

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