“Hallucinatory imagery” and much, much more.
By Blurt Staff
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (aka Will Oldham) is releasing another single from last year’s acclaimed Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues, “Mindlessness? b/w “Blindlessness.” Check out the video for the latter:
The Oldham camp comments on the video’s “hallucinatory imagery, provided by Kyle Armstrong (Armstrong’s 2012 short film MAGNETIC RECONNECTION was narrated by Oldham and scored by Jim O’Rourke). The visuals elevate Bonny‘s brooding introspection to a new height as the cascades of light and color illuminate brightly against the backdrop of succoring harmonies. Bonnie is seen blindfolded, safe and detached from his surroundings, yearning for a new reality. The steady and determined strums of his guitar echo as Bonnie sings, ‘Why can’t I take what I have seen and get far away from here.’ His articulation is poignant and invites us all on an enduring journey of reflection, as vivid images blaze in the background.”