“Songs Of Love And Horror” DRAG CITY
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.