Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released their new album “Skeleton Tree” last night, and along with it an emotional black and white video for “I Need You.”
The King of Darkness is no stranger to the emotionally intense, and the album was hailed by The Guardian as “a masterpiece of love and devastation.” The video comes from the 3D film “One More Time With Feeling,” from director Andrew Dominik (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”).
The film was the first opportunity to hear “Skeleton Tree,” which was initially intended as a performance-based portrait of the album. The result is an interwoven collection of interviews, improvised insights and footage that explores the tragic inspiration for the work. Enjoy the visceral cut from the film below.
Nick Cave formed the Bad Seeds in 1983 and the band has featured a continuously evolving cast of musicians. Along with Cave, the band currently consists of Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey, Barry Adamson, George Vjestica, Thomas Wydler, and Jim Sclavunos.