Nick Cave’s live-streamed Idiot Prayer concert film will airs this week, at 8 pm on Thursday (July 23). To give us a sneak peek of what we can expect, Cave has today shared a clip of him performing “Galleon Ship,” seated at a grand piano, amidst a mess of sheet music and teacups, alone in the massive West Hall of Alexandra Palace in London. It’s strangely beautiful and haunting all at once, much like Cave himself.
Watch “Galleon Ship” from Idiot Prayer below.
“I loved playing deconstructed versions of my songs at these shows, distilling them to their essential forms – with an emphasis on the delivery of the words,” he said in a trailer for the performance. “I felt I was rediscovering the songs all over again, and started to think about going into a studio and recording these reimagined versions at some stage – whenever I could find the time.”
“Then, of course, the world went into lockdown,” he added. “The Bad Seeds’ global 2020 tour was postponed. Studios shut down. Venues shut down. And the world fell into an eerie, self-reflective silence. It was within this silence that I began to think about the idea of not only recording the songs, but also filming them…”
Idiot Prayer will be live-streamed at 8pm (AEST) on Thursday, July 23. One positive of the online delivery format is that tickets won’t sell out! Get yours, here.
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