Devendra Banhart - Für Hildegard von Bingen

“Für Hildegard Von Bingen” is the first single from Devendra Banhart’s upcoming album Mala. The song is named after a German saint who was known for writing texts on botany and medicine, as well as having mystical visions — seems like the right kind of saint to inspire Banhart to write a song. Bingen’s visions began when she was three years old and she wasn’t so keen on letting other people know what she had been seeing. Here, Banhart sings about feeling suffocating, leaving your congregation and, of course, mysticism. Check it out below.

Mala is out 3/12 on Nonesuch. Pre-order the album here.

Comments (7)
  1. Hearing MGMT’s “Electric Feel” in this track. Looking forward to see what else ol’ Devendra got on this album.

  2. not so exciting. Guess nothing will top cripple crow … (but I hope I’m wrong)

  3. so indie arty scmindie thatI just can’t/// oh boy. Oh he painted this beautiful albu mcover himself! What a talent! Song title in a foreing laguage! BO MBO MBOM! Arty pretentious twat

  4. user styleshee update: li.comment-author-copypastercat { display: none } has just improved my stereogum browsing experience

  5. also this was a little underwhelming, but in the context of a full record, it might be a grower.

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