Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “At the Back of the Pit” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “At the Back of the Pit”

I Made a Place Due Out November 15 via Drag City

Sep 10, 2019
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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (aka Will Oldham) has announced a new album, I Made a Place, and shared its first single, "At the Back of the Pit," via a video for the track. I Made a Place is due out November 15 via Drag City. Check out the Jacob Forman-directed video for "At the Back of the Pit" below, followed by the album's cover art.

I Made a Place is the first Bonnie 'Prince' Billy album of originals on Drag City since 2011's Wolfroy Goes to Town (which a press release point out was "from the first half of the Obama presidency, for chrissakes!). The album features guitarist Nathan Salsburg, drummer Mike Hyman, and singer/songwriter Joan Shelley.

Oldham had this to say about the album in the press release: "In recent years, the whole world of recorded music, in the way that such music is conceived, perceived, recorded, released and distributed, has been atomized. I tried holding my breath, waiting for the storm to pass, but this storm is here to stay and its devastation is our new landscape. What else is a person to do except what he knows and feels, which for me is making records built out of songs intended for the intimate listening experiences of wonderful strangers who share something spiritually and musically? I started working on these songs thinking that there was no way I was going to finish them and record and release them. This was a constructive frame-of-mind that protected the songs until this frightening moment when we let go of them and give them to you."

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