Get the tissues ready, because Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are, apparently, are finally working on their follow-up to 2016’s masterpiece Skeleton Tree.
In an update given on a blog belonging Nick’s wife, Susie Bick, she confirmed that Cave and co. are indeed in the studio, through a discussion of her ‘lucid fever dreams.’
Describing how she is currently suffering an “autumn flu”, Bick writes, “the great thing is when I am ill, I have lucid fever dreams.”
“The other great thing is that the husband almost immediately drops what he is doing and looks after me,” she continues later.
“…Unfortunately, he is not here. He is in LA making a new record. Some of his songs reveal themselves at night in his fever dreams. They are his Fever Songs.”
In the meantime, the crowdfunding campaign to get a statue of Cave erected in his hometown of Warracknabeal has been launched. We’ll see what comes first – the new album or the statue.