Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy by Will OldhamW - Sweeney called me and said that Johnny Cash just recorded I See A Darkness. We had a Bowery Ballroom show a week or two later, and he invited Rick Rubin to come to the show; he came to the show ... and asked if I wanted to play piano on the song.
A - Which you agreed to do despite not knowing how to play piano.
W - Yes...
A man who acts under the name Will Oldham and a singer songwriter who performs under the name Bonnie Prince Billy has, over the past quarter of a century, made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema, intersecting with such disparate figures as Johnny Cash, Bjork, James Earl Jones, and R. Kelly along the way.
These conversations with longtime friend and associate Alan Licht probe his highly individualistic approach to music making and the music industry, one that cherishes notions of intimacy, community, mystery, and spontaneity.
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy S/T [Full Album]
I See A Darkness Lyrics
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Well you're my friend (It's what you told me) And can you see (What's inside of me ) Many times. We've been out drinking. And many times. We've shared our.
you had me at meow book
I See a Darkness
Bonnie "Prince" Billy 's album I See a Darkness seems to pick up where Will Oldham 's album Joya left off; a more melodic style than the veteran Palace listener might be used to. Oldham definitely hasn't abandoned his foundation of mordant lyrics and minimalist arrangements, but he has built a variety of different layers that make this album an emotional and pleasurable listening experience. In "Nomadic Revery," Oldham draws upon his classic Appalachian sound; it's the kind of song that begs you to join in. Oldham has always given the kind of energy to his character's voices that most people are afraid to relate to. This is all too evident in "Death to Everyone," Oldham punches out his bitter poetry in his most somber voice. The album takes its most surprising turn on "Madeleine-Mary," a Celtic-style folk song set to a Rastafarian guitar sound.