Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy unveil new song "My Blue Suit"

Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy unveil new song "My Blue Suit"

Last month, Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy announced their new album, Superwolves, out digitally April 30th and physically June 18th via Domino. Today, they release a new single “My Blue Suit,” with an accompanying video directed by  Geoff McFetridge.


“My Blue Suit” follows previously released singles/videos “Make Worry For Me” and “Hall of Death.” Where “Hall of Death” featured a full band (courtesy of Tuareg guitar giant Mdou Moctar), “My Blue Suit” presents the duo at their core with Sweeney on acoustic guitar and Bonny (aka Will Oldham) on vocals. McFetridge elaborates on the video below:

"I started this video by painting. The work I created, in response to the song, was large scale figures I could use in scenes filmed on camera. All the images in the film are done in camera, there are no digital effects. The graphic sequences were done with paintings wrapped around a garbage can placed on a Techniques 1200 turntable. The tools used to create the effects were knives, glue, paint and tape.

The pieces created for the film are nearly life size portraits done with acrylic on paper. These works, the film and the animated elements will be shown in the project space of Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto, opening May 1st."

Additionally, new limited formats of Superwolves are available to buy from Dom Mart:

Make Coffee for Me – a 200g whole bean coffee from Brazil selected by Matt Sweeney, roasted by Old Spike Roastery in Peckham.

Make Worry For Tea – a 75g Rose/Basil infusion specially created by Bonnie “Prince” Billy made by The Tea House, Covent Garden.

These join the previously announced special merch items exclusive to Dom Mart, a Peter Doig print of the painting from the artwork, a cap, and an enamel mug. And if you pre-order any Superwolves format from Domino Mart, you will be entered into a prize draw to gain access to a collective listening experience with the Superwolves themselves on 20th June.

Rough Trade will also be hosting a live Q&A with Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on 21st June. For more info and tickets, head here.

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Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Superwolves

Album | 18th June 2021

Where once was Superwolf, now roam Superwolves, the new album and demon spawn of Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, out digitally April 30th and available physically on June 18th. The twin forces united to save up from the complicity of our own distruction. Cover art was designed by filmaker Harmonie Korine, with an insert featuring a brand new portrait from world renowned artist Peter Doig

Tracklisting

  • 1Make Worry For Me
  • 2Good To My Girls
  • 3God Is Waiting
  • 4Hall Of Death
  • 5Shorty's Ark
  • 6I Am A Youth Inclined To Ramble
  • 7My Popsicle
  • 8Watch What Happens
  • 9Resist The Urge
  • 10There Must Be A Someone
  • 11My Blue Suit
  • 12My Body Is My Own
  • 13You Can Regret What You Have Done
  • 14Not Fooling

Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Superwolves

Album | 18th June 2021

Where once was Superwolf, now roam Superwolves, the new album and demon spawn of Matt Sweeney and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, out digitally April 30th and available physically on June 18th. The twin forces united to save up from the complicity of our own distruction. Cover art was designed by filmaker Harmonie Korine, with an insert featuring a brand new portrait from world renowned artist Peter Doig

Tracklisting

  • 1Make Worry For Me
  • 2Good To My Girls
  • 3God Is Waiting
  • 4Hall Of Death
  • 5Shorty's Ark
  • 6I Am A Youth Inclined To Ramble
  • 7My Popsicle
  • 8Watch What Happens
  • 9Resist The Urge
  • 10There Must Be A Someone
  • 11My Blue Suit
  • 12My Body Is My Own
  • 13You Can Regret What You Have Done
  • 14Not Fooling
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