Will Oldham hits a real sweet spot on his thirteenth full-length release under the Bonnie “Prince” Billy pseudonym. It sits comfortably between his folk and country domains and is laden with austere poetic tales that explore the search for individuality and forging one’s own destiny. Nearly all of these tracks have been released elsewhere, primarily on the 2011 album Wolfroy Goes To Town, yet these re-workings are more detailed and ornate with dancing banjo, gospel backing vocals and violin providing a warm and moving soundtrack to Oldham’s songs. This is an engaging and beautiful BPB record that fans and newcomers alike will embrace.
this review was first published in The Music
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