Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Wolfroy Goes to Town – review


Those who like their Will Oldham albums straight-up, sparse and intimate will find Wolfroy – the Kentucky singer-songwriter's 16th-odd album – right up their street. The opening moments of "Cows" are as atmospheric as a lone bell and bassline can be; by contrast, the song ends with antique folk harmonising. The prolific Oldham and regular guitarist Emmett Kelly are joined here by Chicagoan Angel Olsen, whose warble haunts Oldham's understated lines. Listen harder, though, and Wolfroy isn't straight at all. Lines such as "as boys we fucked each other/ As men we lie and smile" in "New Tibet" repay close attention.


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