Bu all accounts, Marianne Faithfull is an icon of epic proportions. Her music has always been far ahead of the norms and her sound is distinctively hers. Recently she announced a new album of spoken word works with Warren Ellis of Bad Seeds/Dirty Three titled She Walks in Beauty. The name taken from the Lord Byron poem of the same name, the album should be a real treat for fans of the legendary singer songwriter. Now she’s revealed the title track and the result is beautiful.
While the album will feature the likes of Nick Cave and Brian Eno to name a few, here it’s just Faithfull reciting the words to the music of Ellis. The music is calming and full of wondrous melodic tones. Faithfull does right by Byron’s words here, giving them an amplified presence to his most popular work. The symphonic elements in the music help the voice of Faithfull hit your ears just right, while you’re taken over by the beauty between the two together.
The track can be heard above or wherever you stream music. She Walks in Beauty is available for preorder directly from Marianne Faithfull ahead of its April 30 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Rosie Matheson.