US: Jonathan Wilson unveils latest single ‘The Village is Dead’



BMG recording artist Jonathan Wilson is set to release his latest album Eat the Worm on September 8 via BMG. The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer has released the project’s third single accompanying music video, ‘The Village is Dead’.

‘The Village is Dead’ follows earlier singles ‘Marzipan’ and ‘Charlie Parker’ and laments the evolution of New York’s Greenwich Village, where folk clubs once reigned supreme in the 1960s.

Commenting on his latest release Wilson said: “It’s my homage to the one-time folk revival of the ‘60s in Greenwich Village, with visions of Moondog and Dave Van Ronk crawling down MacDougal Street.”

Wilson continued: “I’ve set (the song) in 2021, where all you find is a few dozen vape shops, karaoke at the Gaslight, beer pong at the Cafe Wah, and wealthy young college boys strutting around NYU’s corner of Manhattan. At the end of the song, just as the strings rise and the music reaches a climax, two young Zoomers set fire in my narrative to Jimi Hendrix’s old guitar, at which point I throw in the towel, stating officially that ‘The Village is Dead.’”

Having joined Roger Waters' touring band as a guitarist and vocalist on his epic 2017-18 US + THEM tour, Wilson continues in the same role on the current This Is Not a Drill tour. When not touring with Waters, Wilson has produced albums for Father John Misty, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Conor Oberst, Roy Harper, Dawes, and Angel Olsen, to name a few.

Source BMG

August 9, 2023 9:00am ET by Pressparty  

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