LISTEN: New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
, December 3rd, 2012 04:49
Listen to 'We No Who U R' below
As we announced last week, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are set to release their new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, on 18th February 2013. Entitled Push The Sky Away, its press release promises an album where "it’s not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What’s being created is a collective musical language that’s rich and complex. Push The Sky Away has a clarity and sweet strangeness that’s built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons."
After last week's sneak preview trailer, they've now released the first full new song for your listening pleasure, entitled 'We No Who U R' - listen above. Anyone expecting a Lazarus or Grinderman-style sleaze rock meltdown, you'll be in for a surprise - it's among the most low-key and contemplative music we've heard from Messrs Cave and co for quite some time.
The track is available to buy today as a single from the usual digital retail outlets, plus as a free download when you pre-order the album from Nick Cave's website.