Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds jump into new album with ‘Frogs’

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds jump into new album with ‘Frogs’

Words by Staff Writer

The second offering from the bands eighteenth studio record Wild God, 'Frogs' leaps into the biblical journey of the album.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return with a new single ‘Frogs’ from their upcoming eighteenth studio album Wild God set for release 30 August.

The album creation started with the sweeping ‘Frogs’ which morphed from a bible reference of the first murder, Cain’s slaying of Abel. Penned as the opening line of the song it says, “Ushering in the week he knelt down and crushed his brother’s head in with a bone / It’s my great privilege to walk you home”. It is this melancholic, morbid imagery that sets the tone for the upcoming album.

Wild God Song List

  1. Song of the Lake
  2. Wild God
  3. Frogs
  4. Joy
  5. Final Rescue Attempt
  6. Conversion
  7. Cinnamon Horses
  8. Long Dark Night
  9. O Wow O Wow (How Wonderful She Is)
  10. As the Water Covers the Sea

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Cave says, “The sheer exuberance of a song like ‘Frogs’, it just puts a big f***ing smile on my face.”

‘Frogs’ keeps in the gothic vein of Cave’s works with Wild God being no different. Across ten tracks the band sway between tradition and experimentation, mind-melding the makeup of the album to convey its rich narratives. The second track follows on from the titular title ‘Wild God‘ which dropped in March.

Co-produced by Cave and his mainstay collaborator and red right hand man, Warren Ellis, and mixed by David Fridmann, Cave began the works of Wild God on New Years Day 2023. With sessions at Miraval in Provence and Soundtree in London, the Bad Seeds added their unique alchemy, with additional performances from Colin Greenwood of Radiohead fame (bass) and Luis Almau (nylon string guitar, acoustic guitar).

Wild God will be released on Bad Seed in partnership with Play It Again Sam on streaming, CD, and standard and limited edition vinyl.

You can pre-order the album here, and listen to ‘Frogs’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds here