News: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds announce new album ‘Wild God’ for August and release explosive title track as single in anticipation.

Feature Photograph: Ian Allen

The ever industrious and prolific Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have today announced their new album ‘Wild God’ set for release on 30 August 2024 and released the title track as an appetiser to tantalise us.

The single sets sail on a dappling instrumentation with Cave’s trade mark sense of wry observant humour and tall story telling – even referencing that girl from the eponymous Jubilee Street who last appeared in ‘Push The Sky Away’. An euphoric layer of voices behind Cave is exultant and explodes into a massive chorus that is simply celestial and anthemic. This is the preacher Cave, not the sorrowful Cave and may indicate a move away from the introspective hushed world of Skeleton Tree’ and ‘Ghosteen’ back to the open cinematic worlds of ‘Dig! Lazarus! Dig!’ and ‘Push the Sky Away’.

It is Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at their very best.

The single is available to stream and download today here.

Cave says of the album:

I hope the album has the effect on listeners that it’s had on me. It bursts out of the speaker, and I get swept up with it. It’s a complicated record, but it’s also deeply and joyously infectious. There is never a masterplan when we make a record. The records rather reflect back the emotional state of the writers and musicians who played them. Listening to this, I don’t know, it seems we’re happy.

 Cave and Warren Ellis, who released the interim album ‘Carnage’ in 2021, produced the new LP, with David Fridmann on mixing duties. Colin Greenwood—Radiohead bassist and sometime Cave touring bandmate—and guitarist Luis Almau are billed as additional performers on the LP. 

‘Wild God’ will be released on streaming, CD, and standard vinyl, along with grey and clear limited editions available to pre-order now here.

Track listing:

  1. Song of the Lake
  2. Wild God
  3. Frogs
  4. Joy
  5. Final Rescue Attempt
  6. Conversion
  7. Cinnamon Horses
  8. Long Dark Night
  9. O Wow O Wow (How Wonderful She Is)
  10. As the Waters Cover the Sea

Feature Photograph: Ian Allen

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