NICK CAVE announces spoken word project ‘Seven Psalms’

NICK CAVE announces spoken word project 'Seven Psalms'

On 17 June Nick Cave will release Seven Psalms on limited edition 10” vinyl and via streaming services. The new project features seven spoken word pieces set to music by Nick Cave in collaboration with Warren Ellis, and a 12 minute instrumental, recorded during the Carnage album sessions. It was produced by Nick Cave with Luis Almau.

The vinyl will be released on Cave Things, Cave’s online store which launched in 2020, and available in record stores worldwide. The outer sleeve evokes the cover of a hymn or prayer book, printed on embossed petrol blue with a jewel-like title and crucifix rendered in metallic gold.

Those purchasing via Cave Things will also receive an exclusive Psalms Prayer Card.

‘While in lockdown I wrote a number of psalms, or small, sacred songs—one a day for a week. The seven psalms are presented as one long meditation—on faith, rage, love, grief, mercy, sex and praise. A veiled, contemplative offering borne of an uncertain time. I hope you like it.’ Nick Cave


Side A

How Long Have I Waited?

Have Mercy On Me

I Have Trembled My Way Deep

I Have Wandered All My Unending Days

Splendour, Glorious Splendour

Such Things Should Never Happen

I Come Alone And To You

Side B

Psalm Instrumental

Design by Nick Cave and Tom Hingston

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