Ask Forgiveness From Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
The prolific Bonnie "Prince" Billy returns to delight and intrigue with Ask Forgiveness set for release in the U.K. on the November 19 through Domino Records.
A collection of cover version victories, effortlessly making each one of these songs his own, having taken them within, loved them — and then singing them out again in his own idiosyncratic interpretation.
Covering a handful of wildly diverse artists as varied as Bjork and R. Kelly, these renditions were recorded off the hoof in Philadelphia with a stripped down ensemble including Meg Baird of Espers on acoustics and vocals, Greg Weeks on electric guitar, aided and abetted by Maggie Wienk on cello.
Following the release of the wonderful The Letting Go, this year Bonnie "Prince" Billy has appeared in the "Hip-Hopera" phenomena - "Trapped in the Closet," and an hilarious cover of Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing" with comedian Zack Galifianakis.
Maybe there's a big game show style spinning board that guides him, or maybe a tribal shaman he consults, but there's no way to anticipate what the Bonnie "Prince" is going to do next. We wouldn't have it any other way though right?
You lucky people can Ask Forgiveness now and pre-order from Domino Mart.
Ask Forgiveness tracklist
1. I came Here To Hear The Music
2. I've Seen It All
3. Am I Demon
4. My Life
5. I'm Loving The Street
6. The Way I Am
8. The World's Greatest