LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have announced that their 16th album will be titled Skeleton Tree and released alongside a feature-length film that addresses the tragic backdrop of dealing with his teen son's death.
The Australian alt-rock band's new record will be heard in full for the first time Sept. 8 when the film, One More Time with Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik, screens at Vue cinemas nationwide and 650 venues around the world. The album will officially be released Sept. 9, The Independent reported.
This will be the first fresh material from the group since the death of Cave's 15-year-old son, Arthur, who fell from a cliff in Brighton last July and died. It is expected to be "stark, fragile and raw," a statement from the band revealed.
Arthur Cave was discovered alive, but severely injured at the foot of the Ovingdean Gap and died shortly after being airlifted to a nearby hospital. He is survived by a twin brother, Earl.
Originally a performance-based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something more significant as Dominik began to delve into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album, Billboard Magazine reported. Interviews and footage shot by Dominik are interwoven throughout the new album, accompanied by Nick Cave's intermittent narration and improvised rumination
The feature is filmed in both black-and-white and color and in both 3D and 2D,
New album SKELETON TREE out 9 Sept, launches with feature film ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING in cinemas 8 Sept pic.twitter.com/vr4Tdm0qMX— Nick Cave & TBS (@nickcave) June 2, 2016