Contemplative and meditative, the Seven Psalms album features spoken word pieces set to music by the dark maestro Nick Cave in collaboration with Warren Ellis.
With material composed during the lockdown, the upcoming release encapsulates motifs of death, faith and rebirth. As well as spoken word pieces featured on Side A, the record contains a 12 minute instrumental, recorded during the Carnage album sessions.
Nick Cave elaborates on the concept: “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.”
In keeping with the title, the record 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.
Seven Psalms will be released on 17th June via Cave Things. It will be available on limited edition 10” vinyl and via streaming services. Pre-order Seven Psalms here.