Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced details of a new album, Skeleton Tree, and a “stark, fragile and raw” documentary film.
The album, Cave’s 16th with his longstanding backing band and his first studio album since 2013’s chart-topping Push the Sky Away, is set to be released on 9 September, while the accompanying documentary, One More Time With Feeling, will be shown in 650 cinemas around the world on 8 September.
Cave and company did share the following details in a press release:
Originally a performance based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something much 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.
Filmed in black-and-white and colour, in both 3D and 2D, the result is stark, fragile and raw, and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.