Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announced their new album Skeleton Tree three months ago, but the only early taste of the album they’ve shared up to this point is a trailer with snippets of the new music. The release of the album has quickly approached, though, and today they offer the single “Jesus Alone” with a visual accompaniment.
The song is a warped, ambient six minutes of lush minimalism with eerie synths, and dark, cinematic sweeps winding around Cave’s sparse piano chords. As for the the clip, it’s a simple black-and-white capture of Cave & The Bad Seeds recording the song, giving us a window into the somber mood and chilling bleakness they tapped into for the song. The footage is from Andrew Dominik’s forthcoming 3D movie One More Time With Feeling. Watch.
Skeleton Tree is out 9/9. Pre-order it here.