Cave broke the news in his Red Hand Files newsletter online, saying that “Ghosteen is a migrating spirit” and that “The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents.” Ghosteen will be Nick Cave and the Bad Seed’s 17th studio album thus far, and is set to feature eleven tracks, with the second side of the record consiting of ” two long songs, linked by a spoken word piece”.
Given that it’s only just been announced, there’s not a whole lot known about the record, however Cave has gratitously shared the album’s artwork and tracklisting, which you can check out below. The last time we heard from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was on 2016’s harrowing Skeleton Tree, which saw the artist deal with the tragic death of his teenage son.
Check out the album artwork and tracklist below, and stay tuned for more news on when Ghosteen comes out.
‘The Spinning Song’
‘Waiting For You’
Head to Nick Cave’s website for more details.