Nick Cave desires to jot down a brand new album with the Dangerous Seeds this yr – or no less than he’s stated as a lot in his latest e-newsletter, the Pink Hand Recordsdata. “That is each excellent news and unhealthy information. Excellent news as a result of who doesn’t desire a new Dangerous Seeds report? Dangerous information as a result of I’ve obtained to jot down the bloody factor,” revealed Cave. “I began the method at 9am on January 1st. It’s now January sixth – practically every week has handed and I’ve written just a few issues however they aren’t superb, or perhaps they’re, it’s troublesome to inform. A type of doldrums has set in, perennial and predictable.”
It’s been 4 years since Nick Cave & the Dangerous Seeds launched a brand new album. Ghosteen got here out in 2019, they usually adopted it up with B-Sides & Rarities (Half II) in 2021. Cave has stayed busy with solo work since then, collaborating with Warren Ellis on their joint 2021 album Carnage and the 2022 spoken-word LP Seven Psalms, each of which have been highlighted within the documentary This A lot I Know to Be True.
In 2015, Cave’s 15-year-old son, Arthur, died after a fall from a cliff in England. Cave printed the memoir Religion, Hope and Carnage, which relies on 40 hours of interviews with the journalist Sean O’Hagan, to mirror on grief and artwork within the wake of his sudden demise. In Could of final yr, Jethro Lazenby, Cave’s eldest son, died as nicely.
Final yr, Cave displayed a brand new set of ceramic sculptures at Finland’s Sara Hildén Artwork Museum alongside Brad Pitt. An animated, fictionalized Cave additionally co-starred in Earlier than They Had been Gods, a TV sequence concerning the musician and Swedish rock legend Thåström changing into pals as kids. Cave sharpened his performing expertise the yr prior whereas starring as H.G. Wells within the 2021 movie The Electrical Lifetime of Louis Wain, too.