Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announce new album
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have announced their sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, to be released on 9 September 2016.
This follows the Bad Seeds’ 2013 offering Push the Sky Away.
Skeleton Tree began in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton, with further sessions at La Frette Studios, France in autumn 2015.
The first opportunity anyone will have to hear any of the songs from the album will be to watch One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). The film will screen in cinemas across the world on 8 September 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day.
Originally a performance based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s intermittent narration and improvised rumination.