Will Oldham- Songs Of Love And Horror
Will Oldham- Songs Of Love And Horror

Will Oldham- Songs Of Love And Horror

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Label: Drag City / Palace

Released 2018

Fall of 2018 sees the release of a celebrated lyrics archive that has been growing for over 25 years—the words to the songs sung by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Palace Music. The author of the songs is Will Oldham, and the book, to be released by W.W. Norton, is titled Songs of Love and Horror, the same as this album. Songs of Love and Horror is a rare entry in this oeuvre: a Will Oldham album, with the writer taking a turn as singer. As befits the nature of this project, the songs are sung and played by Will alone, in a setting enjoyed by fans of his music—that of one voice and one guitar, the better to savor the spare changes and starkly-cut lyrics, operating in quiet tension and ultimate collaboration. Will brings to the songs all that he has learned from his stagecrafting fellows over the years, singing new versions that quiver like fresh young things in the air of today.

Track listing:

  1. I See A Darkness
  2. Ohio River Boat Song
  3. So Far And Here We Are
  4. The Way
  5. Wai
  6. The Glory Goes
  7. Only Someone Running
  8. Big Friday
  9. Most People
  10. Strange Affair
  11. New Partner
  12. Party With Marty (Abstract Blues)