Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds release new album ‘Skeleton Tree’ on September 9.
The self-produced album follows 2013’s ‘Push The Sky Away’ and is accompanied by a documentary film One More Time With Feeling which will be released the day before the album on September 8.
The film is directed by Andrew Dominik, who also directed The Assassination Of Jesses James By The Coward Robert Ford, the Brad Pitt western for which Cave provided the soundtrack.
Filmed in both black-and-white and colour and in 2D and 3D, Dominik’s film was initially intended to be a performance-based film of the recording of ‘Skeleton Tree’. But, following the death of Cave’s 15-year-old son Arthur in November 2015, a statement said: “The film evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album.”
The film sees interviews with the band accompanied by Cave’s narration and is described as “A true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.”
‘Skeleton Tree’ was recorded near Cave’s home in Brighton with further sessions at French studio La Frette.
There are as yet no shows announced to coincide with ‘Skeleton Tree’, which can be pre-ordered now from Cave’s website.