Nick Cave, the prince of darkness, is back in the limelight with Ghosteen, his 17th album with The Bad Seeds.
With a running time of almost 70 minutes, the LP dropped overnight on digital music services. Its two parts form a cohesive, heartbreaking narrative.
The songs on the first set are “the children,” and those on the second “are their parents,” explains Cave. “Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.”