NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS New Album GHOSTEEN OUT NOW
Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, is out now across all digital platforms.
Vinyl and CD will be released on Friday 8 November, pre-order now at nickcave.com/ghosteen
The first chance to listen to the new album, Ghosteen premiered globally in full last night on YouTube, accompanied by a video revealing words and lyrics in a beautiful, ethereal cloudscape that shifted in colour and made subtle references to each song, watch here.
In addition, listening sessions simultaneously took place in independent record shops across the world, with fans gathering to experience the music together.
The album was first revealed by Nick Cave on The Red Hand Files in direct response to a question from a fan.
1 Spinning Song 4:44
2 Bright Horses 4.53
3 Waiting for You 3:55
4 Night Raid 5:08
5 Sun Forest 6:48
6 Galleon Ship 4:15
7 Ghosteen Speaks 4:03
8 Leviathan 4:48
1 Ghosteen 12:11
2 Fireflies 3:23
3 Hollywood 14:13
‘The songs on the first album are the children.
The songs on the second album are their parents.
Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.’
The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles. Cover painting by Tom duBois.
Nick Cave – vocals, piano, synthesizer, backing vocalWarren Ellis – synthesizer, loops, flute, violin, piano, backing vocals Thomas Wydler – drumsMartyn Casey – bassJim Sclavunos – vibraphone, percussionGeorge Vjestica – guitar
Ghosteen is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree, and will be released via Ghosteen Ltd.
Nick Cave is currently in North America on his Conversations tour.
“….stunning double album that sets desperation against empathy and faith. On one level, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s as good as it is……Nevertheless, listening to Ghosteen, it’s very hard indeed not to be taken aback”
The Guardian *****
“an extraordinary album brimming with agony, honesty and quiet wonder”
The i ****
The Times *****
“grand in design and filled with rare beauty and profound, poetic lyrics”
The Sun *****
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