Nick Cave Shares An Update On The Upcoming Bad Seeds Album

News came from Cave about the long-awaited Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds album. Cave addressed his listeners about the new developments in his Facebook post published today. Cave said:

“I am packing ready to leave Los Angeles today, then heading to Buffalo to mix the new Bad Seeds album, but I just wanted to tell you what an immense pleasure the North American tour has been.”

Cave expressed immense pleasure in the unique and adventuring journey of the North American tour. In his words:

“Anyone who was at the shows will understand what a knife-edge, pin-drop affair it was, as we stripped the songs back to reveal their essential nature. It was a unique and adventuring journey, and I want to thank everyone who so willingly came along for the ride – and also those of you I got to know through the weird and wonderful Faith, Hope & Carnage book signings. You guys are the best – you never cease to amaze me.”

New Album Plan From January To November

Nick Cave first expressed his intention to create a new album with the Bad Seeds within the year in his newsletter The Red Hand Files, in January. Cave said the following:

“This is both good news and bad news. Good news, because who doesn’t want a new Bad Seeds record? Bad news because I’ve got to write the bloody thing. I started the process at 9 am on January 1st. It is now January 6th, nearly a week has passed, and I’ve written a few things, but they aren’t very good, or maybe they are; it’s difficult to tell. A kind of doldrums has set in, perennial and predictable.”

Nick Cave’s Past Years

It has been four years since the release of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ last album, Ghosteen, in 2019. In the interim, Cave has remained active with solo projects, collaborating with Warren Ellis on the 2021 album Carnage and the 2022 spoken-word LP Seven Psalms. The documentary This Much I Know to Be True highlighted these endeavors.

Reflecting on personal tragedies, including the death of his 15-year-old son Arthur in 2015 and the loss of his eldest son Jethro Lazenby in May of the previous year, Cave published the memoir Faith, Hope and Carnage.

Last year, he showcased ceramic sculptures in Finland’s Sara Hildén Art Museum and participated in the TV series Before They Were Gods. Additionally, Cave demonstrated his acting skills in the 2021 film The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, portraying H.G. Wells.