posted April 20th, 2018

During the making of the Wolf of The Cosmos record, Will Oldham was immersed in Susanna's music.  Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales asked Oldham if he was down for another collaboration (the previous one got Bonny and Louisville jammers Watter together for a demonic dirge "The Devil is People").  They started talking Norway, and fortitude, and mysticism; then they retreated to their respective corners to roll up their sleeves and do their own dirty worx.  Oldham found Susanna's original for "Wild is the Will" on her Flower Of Evil record.  The ensemble from Wolf of The Cosmos (Emmett Kelly, Cheyenne Mize and Chris Rodahaffer) was reassembled. Joining them were two proper Norsemen, Frode Haltli and Vegar Vårdal.  Stillwater will be releasing a beer of the same name. The beer is a rustic sour ale aged on cedar; it pairs excellently with horse meat. The artwork is a watercolor by close Bonny compatriot Oscar Lee Riley Parsons.  There is a wonderful video clip to accompany the music made by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi called "A Baby Listens to Bonnie 'Prince' Billy".

Watch the music video above and let your ears take in the beauty of "Wild Is The Will", now streaming on all digital services!

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy