Billy's new, happy darkness
For his Now Here's My Plan EP, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has revisited his own back catalogue in a series of self-covers. The bleak I See A Darkness has been pepped up to the point of creepiness, an effect only increased by a rather strange video...
Directed by Ben Berman, Billy's new promo follows the singer-songwriter and friends as they stroll along various streets in Glasgow. Sending up his own brand of miserablism, Billy prances past pubs, bars and restaurants on Ashton Street, and has the occasional drink with his buddy. But then things start to get weird in a kind of low rent Aphex Twin kind of way.
It's a new take on a classic piece of BPB downbeat, given extra vim by a strange, unsettling video.
we are a long way from Matewan
Good fun but now when I listen to the original I'll keep seeing a cross-eyed Will Oldham duck-walking down Ashton Lane.
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