Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Announce Double Album “Ghosteen,” Out Next Week

The announcement came this morning via Cave’s Red Hand Files website.

As he tours the country being very open about things, Nick Cave has evidently succeeded in eschewing questions about any future release plans for the Bad Seeds—until now. As if waiting for this very question, Cave posted a response this morning to a fan’s query about a new album, stating that we can expect a new record as early as next week. 

The double album Ghosteen will evidently be comprised of a fairly conventional eight-song Part 1, while Part 2 will be just three songs—tracks one and three “long” songs and the intermediary a spoken-word piece. Even with Cave and Warren Ellis keeping busy working on film scores—not to mention Cave’s recent solo touring—the long-anticipated follow-up to our AOTY 2016 couldn’t have come soon enough.

See Cave’s full response below, as well as the Ghosteen artwork, and keep your eyes peeled for any pre-released singles in the coming week. Shout out Joe from Bexhill-on-the-Sea for asking the right questions.

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


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