Marianne Faithfull announced a new collaborative spoken word album with Bad Seeds/Dirty Three member and producer Warren Ellis, She Walks in Beauty, back in January, and now we have our first taste of it. They've shared the title track, which features Faithfull reciting one of Lord Byron's most famous poems over music composed by Ellis. Stream it below
"It’s very romantic, not like you imagine Byron to be," Faithfull says. "It’s so beautiful, and that’s why I like it. I love the other side of Byron too, but this is really amazing, sublime. And I was very drawn to the ability to do really beautiful rhymes. I think that’s from being a songwriter. It’s incredibly nice. Not what I connect with Lord Byron at all."