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Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Fogged Clarity Session MP3s

Photographer Joshua Wildman
January 04, 2011

Who knew Bonnie "Prince" Billy aka Will Oldham had such an extensive way with metaphor: "Making records is commerce and it’s about fooling yourself as a writer and a performer and fooling the audience into not thinking about it and accepting it. It’s like when you walk down the street, and you say, “look at that girl’s ass, it’s so great.” You’re ignoring also the fact that she farts and shits out of that ass. It’s the same kind of thing. And it’s ridiculous that we look at girls and say, that is amazing, that is so awesome, but we’re trying to do the same thing with a song, saying like this song that addresses the more terrible sides of our character is awesome. Now that’s kind of fucked up. But that’s our goal. To make a song about fucked up things that is awesome, and that makes people point and look and say, oh my fucking God." In addition to saying terrific things like that in an interview with Fogged Clarity, Oldham also recorded three sparse, acoustic songs for the site. As unfettered as he can be, they're brutal, and they're great.

Download: Bonnie "Prince" Billy's Fogged Clarity Session

Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Fogged Clarity Session MP3s