Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced that they will be releasing their sixteenth studio album globally on vinyl, CD and across all digital platforms on September 9 of this year. The album is titled Skeleton Tree and work, on the album, was started in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton. More sessions were then held at La Frette Studios, France about a year later. It was after that that the album was mixed at AIR Studios in London in 2016.
This will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2013 release, Push the Sky Away, which are some pretty big shoes to fill as far as commercial success. While no material from the film has been released as of yet, fans will have an opportunity to hear some of the music during the film, One More Time With Feeling. This film will be screened in more than 650 theaters world wide just a day before the album’s release date.
The movie is directed by Andrew Dominik who is responsible for the films Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Killing Them Softly. The film originally started as strictly a performance based concept but quickly evolved into something more. As the movie progressed Dominik transformed it into more of the story behind the writing and recording for the album. There will still be elements of the Bad Seed’s performing live but it will be interwoven with interviews and footage show by Dominik, directed along by Cave’s naration and improvised rumination. The film was shot in both black and in color wiDth both 2D and 3D options.