"Keeping Secrets Will Destroy You" - Bonnie Prince Billy


September 01, 2023

[english]

Glory and eternal gratitude to Will Oldham! ... It's said and done, and Le Village Pop will never be one of those who expects the man to make music that's a little more trendy or bankable.

In short, released in the middle of the summer on his faithful Domino label, this new album of Bonnie Prince Billy 'Keeping Secrets Wiil Destroy You', is a pure marvel ... Recorded in Louisville with a number of excellent local musicians, the album is bursting with emotion and a musicality as rough as it is delicate ... The musical fabric woven here is deeply rooted but always quick to open up ... Cynicism seems so far removed from Will Oldham ... Thank you, thank you, thank you ... Listening to these 12 existential vignettes, as fragile as they are invulnerable, you can't help but think that there's no more worthy and humble representative of a self-assured Americana than this extraordinary songwriter ... And stone after stone ... Enjoy !

(Automatic translation from a text written in french)

[français]

Gloire et reconnaissance éternelle à Will Oldham ! ... C'est dit et Le Village Pop ne sera jamais de ceux qui attendent du monsieur de la musique un peu plus branchouille ou bankable ... Bref, sorti au coeur de l'été, sur son fidèle label Domino, ce nouvel album de Bonnie Prince Billy, "Keeping Secrets Wiil Destroy You", est une pure merveille ... Enregistré à Louisville avec nombre d'excellents musiciens locaux, cet album est tout autant gorgé d'émotions que d'une musicalité aussi rêche que délicate ... La toile musicale tissée ici est profondément ancrée mais toujours prompt à l'ouverture ... Le cynisme semble si loin de Will Oldham ... Merci merci merci ... A l'écoute de ces 12 vignettes existentielles aussi fragiles qu'invulnérables, on se dit qu'il n'y a pas aujourd'hui plus digne et humble représentant d'une americana assumée que ce songwriter hors-norme ... Et pierre après pierre ... Enjoy ! 

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