A fine start to the day, since that magical performance in our local park at the end of Summer we’ve been soaking up Nick Cave on a daily basis. Today, a we’re told of a release of a previously unseen performance clip of ‘Earthlings’, here it is
“An outtake from ‘This Much I Know To Be True’ Exclusively available on Cave Things, the Earthlings picture disc is a collectors’ piece capturing the ghostly little song that never quite made it”.
‘Earthlings is the missing link that binds Ghosteen together. A lovely song that just got away. Yet another entry into the mighty and mysterious work “The Secret Life of Children”’ Nick Cave
“Recorded by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis during the Ghosteen sessions in 2018, where it was known fondly as ‘Krishna’, the track did not ultimately feature on the album. The song was also filmed by Andrew Dominik for the 2022 film ‘This Much I Know To Be True’ but did not feature in the final film. It drifted onto Part 2 of ‘B-Sides & Rarities’ by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in 2021, but finds its real home here – alone on this strange 7” – with only a forgotten image for company”.
“Today Nick Cave releases a previously unseen performance clip of ‘Earthlings.’ Originally written by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis during the Ghosteen sessions in 2018, where it was known as ‘Krishna,’ the track did not ultimately feature on the album.
The song, here performed at the Battersea Arts Centre in London, was filmed by Andrew Dominik for the acclaimed 2022 film ‘This Much I Know To Be True’ but the song did not make it into the final film. The performance can be seen for the first time today here.
The new clip accompanies the release of the Earthlings picture disc – a collectors’ piece exclusively available on Cave Things. Another addition to Nick Cave’s mysterious “The Secret Life of Children”, the 7” Picture Disc is available in a clear sleeve, with a colour printed disc using a found photo.
The track can also be found on 2021’s ‘B-Sides & Rarities Part II’ which was released on Double Vinyl, Double CD and Streaming”.