Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: architects of a warm darkness

Obscurity is often associated with negative features. The thing is that, in both art and life, absence of clarity usually offers a good perspective to look deep inside us. Nick Cave is a proficient artist when it comes to manage mystery, an ability that becomes evident in its latest release with the Bad Seeds, Push the sky away (2013). This is a delicate record, one in which that old adage of ‘less is more’ seemed to be applied to the construction and arrangements of its tunes, whose lyrics involve some sort of melancholic introspection. By handling darkness wisely, Nick Cave has made very alluring music indeed. And listening to a record like Push the sky away offers a great opportunity for us to lose fear to that negative side of ourselves, and get closer to them.

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