Nick Cave Announces New Double Album Ghosteen, Out Next Week

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Nick Cave Announces New Double Album Ghosteen, Out Next Week

Nick Cave, the Australian titan of post-punk, announced a new double album titled Ghosteen through his Q&A newsletter, The Red Hand Files. The album is due next week and will feature Cave’s band The Bad Seeds.

Cave’s announcement came in the form of a letter responding to a question from a fan named Joe and laid out the two-part tracklist of the record:

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.


In a cryptic fashion suiting only Cave, he described the songs that make up the first part of Ghosteen as “the children” and the ones on the second as “their parents.” He closed off the letter by saying, “Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.”

You can read Cave’s post on The Red Hand Files here and check out the artwork for Ghosteen below.


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