Artist Will Oldham is a gifted, eccentric and fairly revered Americana folk-rock singer and songwriter who, for twenty years, has made a name for himself working outside the mainstream. Oldham has recorded under many names, including Palace, Palace Music, Palace Brothers and Bonnie Billy.
On the one hand, he is an insignia of clear-cut indie-Americana, on the other, an introverted songwriter who built a career out of outwardly unparalleled impulses. As a live performer, he mostly avoids the club circuit; preferring record shops, brew pubs, house concerts and low-key overseas residencies all while mostly sidestepping the press. Latterly, though, he’s been dipping his toes into the conventional mainstream.
“It’s a lovey, occasionally psychedelic, often breathtaking record.” – NPR
Oldham’s voice has developed over the years, becoming warmer and more meticulous; he is confident enough to liberate his delicate side, not afraid to sound pretty or mellow, and he’s become a hell of a harmony singer, knowing just when to emulate and when to cease.