Smouldering and seductive country-folk simplicity from the cult singer-songwriter...
Fans of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy will be excited about this release, as it marks the first single to be taken from the forth-coming album 'Then The Letting Go' – his first all-new, all solo (with a band) album since 2003's 'Master and Everyone', not to mention two new tracks exclusive to the single that will available on both CD and 12" vinyl.
'Cursed Sleep' begins with gentle acoustic strumming accompanied by swift strings; elegant yet with folky country-blues simplicity, guitars radiate with a hot blues wail while Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's seductive voice smoulders alongside sweet harmonies courtesy of Dawn 'The Faun' McCarthy.
'The Signifying Wolf' is an equally hot, tangled and breathless number with swaggering rhythms, hand-clapped beats and racy wolf-like howls and shrieks, while 'God's Small Song' slows the pace with its gentle softly spoken vocals and lonesome guitars that wail like coyotes in the night.
Overall, a perfect single for these hot, sticky, sultry summer nights, that captures the artists trademark dark subject matter, not to mention offering a promising hint of what to the new album has to offer.