Singer-songwriter Nick Cave embraced his creativity this year. He has already gifted fans with an album of his spoken word, Seven Psalms, and a new memoir in 2022, and more music is on the way as Cave recently confirmed plans to start work on a new album.
Since the publication of his memoirs, Faith, Hope and Carnage, in September, Cave traveled across the UK on a signing tour with co-writer Sean O’Hagan. It was during a question and answer session at the London Literature Festival on Thursday October 27 that he confirmed the news.
As reported by NME, the artist told the crowd, “The thing is, it’s coming, and I know what that entails. It’s about a man sitting in his space and dealing with a complete lack of ideas about things. I don’t collect ideas or write things or get a cool headline or anything. I don’t do that kind of stuff. I just make an appointment, sit down and start writing a record.
“The first session comes from a complete lack of ideas, and every line I write seems to affirm the fact that I’m not very good at what I do,” he added. “It’s a very slow process of just putting one line together and putting it next to another…it’s micro-managing those words to get something going, and it just keeps growing. This first thing, it’s not very pleasant. I wish that weren’t the case.
Nick Cave and the latest Bad Seeds album, Phantomwas released in 2019. Cave’s collaborative LP, Carnagereleased last year with his longtime musical partner, Warren Ellis.
From late November, the singer and Ellis will embark on the Australian leg of their Carnage tour. Circumnavigating their homeland, the trek will end in Sydney in mid-December. Cave would begin writing once the tour was over.
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