In July, Nick Cave’s 15-year-old son Arthur died after falling from a cliff in Brighton. And as a sort of tribute, Sun Kil Moon covered Cave and his Bad Seeds’ “The Weeping Song,” which appeared on the 1990 album The Good Son, at a few live shows this summer. Mark Kozelek’s take on the song is appropriately soft and somber, and a very good live recording of it recently appeared online, via Cover Me. Listen to it below.
Kozelek has lately been appearing on this site for less-than-great reasons, so let’s give him his due here. This is a lovely version of the song and an even lovelier personal gesture.