Shares new video for ‘When Thy Songs Flow Through Me’
Pond Scum album released 22 January 2016 in Domino
Comprised of John Peel sessions spanning 8 years
Pond Scum is an integral piece in the evolution of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy‘s progressive and prolific catalogue. A collection of sessions recorded for John Peel’s influential BBC show, it spans eight years of Bonnie‘s career and is essential for longtime fans and first-time listeners alike. Released today, Pond Scum captures Will Oldham’s powerful and compelling songwriting, accompanied only by a single guitar and a few subtle, yet captivating harmonies.
Recorded in 2001, ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ is one of the finest paradigms of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy‘s illustrious career. Inspired by the devotional chant by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Pond Scum version is every bit as spiritual and moving as the original. To accompany such a poignant adaptation, Bonnie enlisted the help of Louisville based director Ryan Daly to construct moving images that soothe the mind and body. Partly inspirited by the works of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, the video for ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ is dazzling in its simplicity.
Additionally, Oldham shared another Pond Scum cut via NPR last week, a cover of Prince’s ‘The Cross’. Listen to it here.