Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Broeder Dieleman - Love is the First Law/There Are Worms In Your Circle (7" Vinyl)
American singer-songwriter Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Dutch singer-songwriter broeder Dieleman join forces again for a new special project. After releasing an EP together back in 2015, they will now release an EP with two new tracks. Both 'Love is the first law' and 'There are worms in your circle, there are wolves' are beautifully crafted indie songs, and are released on 7-inch vinyl with artwork made by broeder Dieleman himself.
During the lockdown Bonnie “Prince” Billy and broeder Dieleman sent each other a title for a song that they then started working on. Bonnie “Prince” Billy wrote ‘Love is the first law’ (based on a text by Jan Huissoon, a 19th century folk artist you may already know from broeder Dieleman’s work) and broeder Dieleman wrote ‘There are worms in your circle, there are wolves’.
The 7 inch single was recorded in Louisville, Los Angeles, Chicago, Utrecht and Melbourne and features a variety of international musicians. From Jim White (Dirty Three) to Peter Slager (Bløf).
‘Love is the first law’ is arranged by Emmett Kelley, a longtime collaborator of Bonnie. The song starts off hesitantly but soon exposes the turmoil that has gripped us in these times.
Broeder Dieleman knows the oeuvre of Bonnie “Prince” Billy all too well, and the words of ‘There are wolves’ are perfectly written for Oldham. Broeder Dieleman’s banjo almost seems to get out of control, but eventually everything comes together, which shows what a fantastic singer Oldham is.
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Love is the First Law
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There Are Worms In Your Circle