Nick Cave, Seeds ‘Dig’ Deep
Courtesy of Mute Records
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ new release is inspired by the resurrection of Lazurus.
The same brooding yet steady half-speaking, half-singing voice of Nick Cave brings us the absurd and mostly depressed human condition again with “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!” In the 14th studio release by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, we hear stories inspired by Biblical tales, epic mythologies and utopian science-fiction literature at the turn of the 20th century mixed with a dash of his personal childhood heroes.
In particular, the album realizes a distinct combination of Cave’s psyche traumatized as a young boy by the idea of Lazarus being revived from the dead. This notion is then combined with the reverence he felt toward Harry Houdini