Nick Cave drops word of a new album

After Nick Cave hangs up his hat on his upcoming tour, the Aussie rocker has plans to start work on a new album.

‘Into my arms’ singer-songwriter Nick Cave is about to start a tour of Australia with long-time collaborator Warren Ellis, which wraps up in Sydney on December 17 – but after that Cave is planning to put aside some time to start work on his next musical project.

At a recent London Literature Festival session at the Southbank Centre earlier this week, he shared the news of a forthcoming album: “The thing is, that’s [a new album] coming, and I know what that involves. It’s about a man sitting down in his space and confronting a complete lack of ideas about things. I don’t collect ideas, I don’t write things down or get a cool title or whatever. I don’t do that stuff. I just make a date and sit down and start to write a record.”

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Speaking to the creative writing process Cave added: “The initial sitting down comes from a complete absence of ideas, and every line I write seems to affirm the fact that I am not very good at what I do! It’s a very slow process of just collecting a line together and putting it next to another one … it’s micro-managing these words to get something going, and it just grows. That initial thing, it’s not very nice. I wish it wasn’t so.”

Cave went on to share“I’ve read Neil Young wrote the whole of ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’ in bed one day when he had the flu. Is that true? And I’m like, ‘F*** you, man!’ – I never liked that record anyway.”

Most recently, Nick Cave collaborated with Ellis for the soundtrack for the 2022 Netflix movie ‘Blonde’.