Those anticipating the release of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ new album “Skeleton Tree” are in luck. Prior to its global release on CD, vinyl, and digital platforms, the album will be featured in Andrew Dominik’s new feature film “One More Time With Feeling.”
The film is an in-depth account of the making of “Skeleton Tree” and includes segments detailing Cave’s struggle with the recent death of his son. “One More Time With Feeling” is described as a “doc-narrative film” and includes a filmed performance of the full album by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, along with interviews and footage shot by Dominik. The musical tracks are also punctuated by Cave’s narration and occasional musings.
According to the Picturehouse press release, “Originally a performance based concept, ‘One More Time With Feeling’ evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album.”
Dominik and Cave previously worked together on “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” which Cave scored. Dominik’s latest work is described in the press release as “black-and-white and colour, in both 3D and 2D… stark, fragile and raw, and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.”
“Skeleton Tree” follows the success of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ last album, “Push the Sky Away,” which debuted in 2013 to critical and commercial success.
The film will screen in more than 650 cinemas around the world on September 8, and “Skeleton Tree” releases the following day. The album is available now for pre-order.