Bonnie Prince Billy Cursed Sleep on 12" Vinyl
2006 Single from Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy
"Cursed Sleep" is from Will Oldham's 2006 album The Letting Go - the first Bonnie 'Prince' Billy all-new, all-solo (with band) music album since 2003's Master And Everyone. The title track of this single is smooth, elegant and assured, with every bit of tangled hair in place. Swaggering in vocally with a hitherto unknown quality and with a gang of string players in tow, Bonnie receives harmonies alternately cute, cool and ballsy from one of his favorite singers, Dawn 'The Faun' McCarthy. Sweet melody abounds and the rest - eyes fleshing, "The Signifying Wolf" shuffles discordant through a snake-pit of questions, declamations and undulations - a dance we're all familiar with. As always, when it's all through, there's "God's Small Song" to be sung - red-eyed and feeling no pain.