Bill Fay’s apocalyptic early albums made him a cult figure, but with Countless Branches, the third album in his comeback trilogy, the London songwriter offers another set of songs about how the passing of time can make us continually more human, ever open to love and unimagined possibilities.
Despite the apocalyptic tenor of his songs, Bill Fay’s second act has been a triumphant one. On January 17th, he releases Countless Branches, the third lp in his post-hiatus discography. “Filled With Wonder Once Again,” released earlier this month, is indicative of the album’s a simple orchestration, featuring little more than acoustic guitar, piano, scattered percussion, bass, and Fay’s distinct croon.
One of Bill Fay’s favorite lyrical tricks begins with him describing a pastoral scene. In “Underneath the Sun,” the fourth track on his fourth record, he follows along as “Rain […]
Singer-songwriter Bill Fay has enjoyed a long and legendary career in obscurity. The British musician first raised eyebrows among listeners back in 1970 with his startlingly unique, baroque debut record […]
Bill Fay is a name that has crept back into the underground consciousness in recent years due to some unexpected word-of-mouth publicity culminating in a series of commendable reissues of […]