Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Announce New Album, ‘Wild God’, Due August 30th

by Patria

Iconic Australian band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are making a grand return with their 18th studio album titled ‘Wild God’, slated for release on August 30th. Offering fans a tantalizing preview, the band has already dropped the title track ‘Wild God’, available now for streaming.

Reflecting on the album, Nick Cave shared his hopes for its impact, stating, “I hope the album has the effect on listeners that it’s had on me. It bursts out of the speaker, and I get swept up with it. It’s a complicated record, but it’s also deeply and joyously infectious. There is never a masterplan when we make a record. The records rather reflect back the emotional state of the writers and musicians who played them. Listening to this, I don’t know, it seems we’re happy.”

Featuring ten tracks, ‘Wild God’ sees the band traversing between familiar territories and experimental realms, showcasing a rich tapestry of imagery and emotion in Cave’s soul-stirring narratives. It embodies a sense of rejuvenation and exploration, with nods to the Bad Seeds’ storied past while maintaining a forward-thinking trajectory.

Produced by Cave and Warren Ellis, and mixed by David Fridmann, the album’s genesis dates back to New Year’s Day 2023. Recording sessions took place at Miraval in Provence and Soundtree in London, with contributions from Colin Greenwood on bass and Luis Almau on nylon string guitar and acoustic guitar.

Describing the album, Cave emphasized its power and immediacy, stating, “‘Wild God…there’s no f**king around with this record. When it hits, it hits. It lifts you. It moves you. I love that about it.”

‘Wild God’ will be released on the Bad Seed label in partnership with Play It Again Sam, available on streaming platforms, CD, and standard and limited edition vinyl formats.

Here is the track listing for ‘Wild God’:

Song of the Lake

Wild God



Final Rescue Attempt


Cinnamon Horses

Long Dark Night

O Wow O Wow (How Wonderful She Is)

As the Waters Cover the Sea

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