A dapper Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s black and white redux of 1999’s “I See A Darkness” whilst dancing through the streets of Glasgow. To be released via his upcoming ep, Now Here’s My Plan, out June 24th via Drag City.

10 Responses to “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy :: I See A Darkness (New Video)”

  1. Disturbing, but genius!

  2. Oldham is channeling a late-80s Tom Waits.

  3. Am I the only one on Planet Earth that thinks Billy is a little long in the tooth? Reminds me of Saturday Night Live when Jon Lovitz played Picasso. “Yeah, well, it comes easy to me, I’m Picasso!”

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  5. Like Robert Pollard, Oldham needs to employ a little quality control. All I can really say about this bit of silliness is it probably seemed like a good idea after a few drinks. He should team up with Matt Sweeney again.

  6. quality control? will oldham is having a little fun. does every single piece an artist puts out have to be deeply in-line with some esoteric, melancholic or grandiose idea? if i had to guess i’d say this is a slight nod to surrealist films of the 20’s – 40’s, maybe even vaudeville – & while the eye thing looked a bit chintzy, overall it was a light-hearted video in good light & i continue to dig will’s evolution.

  7. If you can’t enjoy this you take your life entirely too seriously. Every piece of music is a moment, and this moment made me happy. Well worth Mr. Oldham’s effort IMHO.

  8. Sorry for breaking ranks with the consensus that everything that Oldham puts out is pure spun gold.

    “If you can’t enjoy this you take your life entirely too seriously”. Hardly. Just an opinion (the internet is chock full of them and most of them are worth as much as the paper they are written on – mine included)

    “does every single piece an artist puts out have to be deeply in-line with some esoteric, melancholic or grandiose idea?” Of course not, but you then go on to contradict yourself by saying “if i had to guess i’d say this is a slight nod to surrealist films of the 20′s – 40′s, maybe even vaudeville”.

  9. Just enjoy. If not something else is going on somewhere.

  10. contradiction?
    i think you misread, or misinterpreted something.

    a “slight nod” to something like surrealism or vaudeville is by no means esoteric, melancholic, or grandiose.

    the dude was having fun, that’s all i meant.

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