While Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney need no introduction, it should be notes that together they’re a musical powerhouse. While their first album together was titled Superwolf, it showed how many strengths they brought to the work. Now they’ve announced a new album Superwolves coming in April and the lead single and video for “Hall of Death” is a remarkable piece of music you cannot deny.
The song does feature Ahmoudou Madassane as well as the rest of Mdou Moctar. With Oldham on vocals, the guitars here shimmer in their meandering way. Staying closer to a country tone, there’s a lot here to sink your teeth into. While the guitar work impresses, the rest of the song is filled with tones and brushes of immaculate arrangements. Where the video features some dark themes, in the end it becomes all about solitude.
The video can be seen above or on YouTube. “Hall of Death” can be heard on all streaming platforms. Superwolves is ready to preorder on various formats directly from Drag City. The album will be released digitally on April 30 or physically on June 18.
Image Credits: Photo by Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe.