posted January 21st, 2016

Pond Scum is an integral piece in the evolution of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's progressive and prolific catalog. A collection of sessions recorded for John Peel's influential BBC sessions that spans eight years of Bonnie's career, Pond Scum is essential for longtime fans and first-time listeners alike. Will Oldham's songwriting is powerful and compelling, 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, Bonny's 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. The divinely breathtaking video for "When Thy Song Flows Through Me" was partly inspirited by the works of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler and is dazzling in its simplicity.

Look deeply inward and watch "When Thy Song Flows Through Me" at Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy, right now

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy On Tour

2/17/16 at Buskirk-Chumley Theatre in Bloomington, Indiana
2/18/16 at Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois
2/19/16 at The Accord in Champaign, Illinois
4/1/16 at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Will Oldham