American musicians Matt Sweeney and Bonnie “Prince” Billy teamed up to create new track “Make Worry For Me.” The sultry track’s official video was released on November 20. The duo also worked with Peter Townsend, who contributed drums and Mike Rojas, who performed on keys while David Ferguson recorded the track and Sean Sullivan mixed it.
“Make Worry For Me” wasn’t the first time the duo got together to collaborate on a track. Earlier this year, Billy and Sweeney released “You’ll Get Eaten, Too,” which was their first release together since 2005. Back in 2005, the duo released a collaborative album titled Superwolf. According to their Bandcamp page, they are almost ready to release their next album.
The new release is a very passionate, unique love serenade. “Make Worry For Me” has a very consistent vocal tone with a heavily instrumental-based ending. Sweeney puts the attention on him as he shows off his guitar skills during the last minute of the song. He was credited for not only the bass and electric guitars, but also for the vocal harmonies while Billy was credited for the vocals and lyrics.
Billy, formally known as Will Oldham, has been known to work in collaboration with many artists over the years. In 2016, Oldham worked with Angel Olsen, Danny Kiely, Emmet Kelly, Ben Boye and Van Campbell to create a tribute to the Mekons. Because he has worked with so many different artists on different collaborative projects, Oldham has admitted to changing the name of each band he works with if that band contains different members.
Sweeney, who was known as the guitarist in Skunk, Chavez and supergroup Zwan. Although these groups have not released any new music in the last few years at least, Sweeney has been able to keep himself musically relevant with collaborations like “Make Worry For Me” with Oldham.