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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Announce New Double Album 'Ghosteen'

Monday, 23 September 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

Nick Cave has surprised fans with the announcement of a new double album from himself and the Bad Seeds.

Cave broke the news that 'Ghosteen' will arrive on October 4 via his fan Q&A page, The Red Hand Files, revealing the record as "a migrating spirit".

The first side of the album represents "the children", while the other is "their parents". Responding to a fan asking about the follow-up to 2016's 'Skeleton Tree', he said:

"Dear Joe,

You can expect a new album next week.

It is called Ghosteen.

It is a double album.

Part 1 comprises of eight songs.

The Spinning Song
Bright Horses
Waiting For You
Night Raid
Sun Forest
Galleon Ship
Ghosteen Speaks

Part 2 consists of two long songs, linked by a spoken word piece.


The songs on the first album are the children.

The songs on the second album are their parents.

Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.

“Love, Nick"

Since the Q&A reveal, it has been announced that 'Ghosteen' will arrive digitally on October 4, with a physical release set to follow on November 8. It has also been revealed that the album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin.

Take a look at the album's artwork, a painting by Tom duBois, below.

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