When reviewers get the habit of calling you “rock music’s Prince of Darkness,” you’ve got a lot to live up to. Nick Cave, as current frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and former frontman of the Birthday Party, will not disappoint, if the trailer for his newest endeavor is any indication.
It’s a dual release, of a kind. The musical album itself is called “Skeleton Tree.” The music from “Skeleton Tree” will also be featured in a concert film, “One More Time With Feeling” – and a trailer just dropped for that film, featuring music off the album, lush black-and-white cinematography, and narration from Cave.
Originally, the film, directed by Andrew Dominik (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”), was supposed to be a conventional concert/performance film. However, over the course of filming, it evolved into an exploration of the themes and events behind the making of the album. In the trailer, Cave speaks out for the first time about the death of his 15-year-old son, Arthur, who tragically died last summer following a fall from a cliff in England. The music featured in the trailer has Cave’s trademark emotional weight, coupled with a sense of agonized dignity. Check it out below:
“One More Time” will hit 800 theaters around the world as a “cinema event” for one night only on September 8 – click here for showing locations. “Skeleton Tree” will be released the following day, September 9.