Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Announces New Album ‘I Made A Place’ & Shares Single
Will Oldham, aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will release a new album entitled I Made A Place via Drag City on November 15. The first Bonnie “Prince” Billy album full of originals in eight years features the lead single, “At The Back Of The Pit.”
Read a note from Oldham about the new Bonnie “Prince” Billy album:
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.
Oldham is backed by a Louisville band on the new LP that includes guitarist Nathan Salsburg, drummer Mike Hyman and singer-songwriter Joan Shelley. Will mentioned I Made A Place has been inspired by the state of Hawaii and his songwriting was influenced by John Prine and Tom T. Hall.
Watch the “At The Back Of The Pit” video, which was directed by high school senior Jacob Forman, below: