Softly, Softly

Mellow vocal melodies soar over a simplistic deep rhythm part in this typically earthy offering from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. A touching guitar solo adds some extra tenderness with its own glimmering moment of stardom before the aching vocals of the folk star and female companion Marty Slayton return. A gentle and soporific tune it would be easy to miss the simple genius of this track, it can't fail to relax and listener and charm all their senses. Smooth would be a vast understatement when describing this softly lilting tune; one wonders if the title isn't in fact, a command because you'll find yourself both laying back and loving this record for sure.