They are his fever songs…
Nick Cave is in Los Angeles working on the next Bad Seeds album according to his wife Susie Bick.
The album would be the follow-up to 2016’s Skeleton Tree, a record which the singer has been touring extensively in support of for the past 2 years.
Bick make the announcement via her aptly named blog The Vampire’s Wife during while enduring an “autumn flu”. In the post she goes on to elaborate that while under the weather, Cave “almost immediately drops what he is doing” and looks after her, while remarking that she is especially vulnerable while sick, seemingly due to the lingering grief caused by the death of her and Cave’s son Arthur in 2015.
She goes on to say that despite this, Cave is not able to be with her at the moment, as he “is in LA making a new record”, with songs that “reveal themselves at night in his fever dreams. They are his Fever Songs.”