“Songs Of Love And Hor­ror” DRAG CITY

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Out Now. 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. 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. 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. This mi­cro­cos­mic re­vis­i­ta­tion touches on the breadth of Old­ham’s mu­si­cal con­cep­tion - the songs that came be­fore him, the songs that came out of him, but didn’t make it on to the al­bum, the songs that never came out at all.

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