UPDATE: Nick Cave has shared a further preview from his forthcoming film Idiot Prayer: Live at Alexandra Palace, which is streaming worldwide this Thursday. The atmospheric scene shows the legendary musician performing Ghosteen cut 'Galleon Ship'.
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More exciting news too: Cave will be debuting a brand new unheard song called 'Euthanasia' in the film, which was shot in an empty Alexandra Palace during the height of the pandemic.
See the latest preview:
It follows last week's initial performance trailer:
The trailer for the global streaming event Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace is here, and it's a breathaking hint of what's to come. Stunningly shot and featuring a clip of Cave reciting his lyrics, fans will be rightly buzzing.
Empty, Alexandra Palace is quite the architectural phenomenon, and you can see as much in this clip, which shows Cave walking through its gilded halls in his signature black suit.
As he sits at the grand piano, it's difficult not to yearn for more:
In an accompanying note, Cave wrote of his new project: "‘Idiot Prayer’ evolved from my ‘Conversations With…’ events, performed over the last year or so. 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.
Surrounded by Covid officers with tape measures and thermometers, masked-up gaffers and camera operators, nervous looking technicians and buckets of hand gel, together we created something very strange and very beautiful that spoke into this uncertain moment, but was in no way bowed by it."
The show will stream on 23 July at 8pm AEST in Australia & Asia, 8pm BST/9pm CEST in the UK and Europe, and 7pm PDT/10pm EDT in North & South America.