'The Letting Go' was recorded in Iceland with Bjork producer Valgeir Sigurdsson. The glacial, dramatic and epic surroundings have influenced the record, drenching it in longing and passion. New voice and strings are woven through, producing the most fully realised Bonnie Prince Billy album yet. The album includes backing vocals from Dawn 'The Faun' Mccarthy of Drag City labelmates Faun Fables, bass from Billy's brother Paul Oldham, guitar riffs from Emmett Kelly (the Cairo Gang), and percussion from the Dirty Three's Jim White. 'The Letting Go' is full of tenderness, vulnerability and lavish orchestrations, not to mention pure, unadulterated beauty, it's a gentle triumph that defies the widely-held belief that only woe, misery and trampled hearts translate to songwriting of substance.