Nick Cave broke up the amazing Grinderman last year — not exactly great news to any of us who thought that band’s two LPs ranked among the best of the last decade. But the promise of a new album with the Bad Seeds kind of mitigates that frustration, and the first track from the new album suggests that Cave’s late-career triumphs aren’t coming to an end anytime soon. “We No Who U R” may borrow its spelling from Prince or Katy Perry, but the song itself is a galaxy removed from the carefree pop suggested by its title. It’s devastating ballad, finding Cave in more somber place than the one from which he was operating with the terrorizing Grinderman, but it’s no less ominous. Check out the track here, and a trailer for the new album, Push The Sky Away, below.
Push The Sky Away is out 2/18 via Bad Seed Ltd.