British folk singer Shirley Collins will release her first album in 38 years in November, and we heard its debut single “Cruel Lincoln” a few weeks ago. Like many of the songs on Lodestar, “Cruel Lincoln” is an ancient ballad, as is this new one titled “Death And The Lady.” The song is narrated by a young woman who meets an elderly man on a lonely walk through the countryside. Turns out, he’s death personified! It’s a tragic, somber song that Collins delivers with grace in the surreal accompanying video. Watch below.
Lodestar is out 11/4 via Domino.