Nick Cave. Steven Poole's word of the week Nick Cave says political correctness has run amok. Is that the right word for it?
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Stream the song set below. The new two-part album will be released digitally the following day, October 4th, while the vinyl and CD versions will arrive November 8th. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have also scheduled special listening events for the album around the world for October 3rd. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced the release of a new album, Ghosteen , which is coming this month. It is called Ghosteen. It is a double album. The first half of the album will include eight tracks, while the second half is comprised of two songs that are linked by a spoken word piece. Ghosteen is a migrating spirit. The U.
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After the unimaginable happened in July — when his year-old son Arthur died after falling from a cliff in Brighton — Cave, for a while, went silent. He put the final touches on the album he had been writing, Skeleton Tree , then stepped out of the limelight. This self-imposed exile continued until last September , when Cave revealed his first entry for the Red Hand Files , a website that invites fans to ask him anything. Since then, words have been spilling out of him: on top of his warm, wise turn as an agony uncle, he went on a tour called Conversations based around unscripted discussions with his audience.
Forty years into his career, Nick Cave emerges with one of his most powerful albums yet, an endlessly giving and complex meditation on mortality and our collective grief. On the sublime Ghosteen —the first album Nick Cave has written and recorded entirely since the death of his teenage son, Arthur, in —he sorts through his grief and all the requisite stages, occasionally as though in real time. His mood drifts between domesticity and depravity. He latches onto friendship and love in any shape they take. He loses his faith, then fights desperately for any belief that can replace it. Alas, someone has already died in every other house, so Kisa is left to bury her child and manage another home where the specter of death has crept across the threshold. Still, the takeaway is clear: He has not been alone in his sadness, and neither will you when the time comes. Hearing it as anything other than a response to the recent tragedy seemed nearly impossible. But the accident only informed Skeleton Tree , a new solemnity settling over the songs like morning mist.