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Nick Cave requests fan footage for collaborative ‘Seven Psalms’ film

The footage can explore themes of "mercy, anger, splendour, grief, solitude, yearning, revelation, glory"

By Hollie Geraghty

Nick Cave seen in the preview clip from 'This Much I Know To Be True'
Nick Cave in the preview clip from 'This Much I Know To Be True'. (Picture: YouTube/Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)

Nick Cave has requested footage from fans for a collaborative film to accompany his Seven Psalms project.

The project, released last month, is a collection of seven spoken word tracks to music created with Warren Ellis, as well as a 12-minute ‘Psalm Instrumental’.

The album was produced by Cave and Luis Almau, recorded during the sessions for Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ 2021 studio album Carnage.

Following its release, Cave has announced that he would like fans to submit video clips no longer than two minutes that “mean something” to them, such as “selfie portraits, miracles of nature and natural disaster, the sacred and profane”.

“It could be footage of the person you love, video you shot at a protest, or something ordinary that you find beautiful,” a press release read. “Themes could be mercy, anger, splendour, grief, solitude, yearning, revelation, glory.”

Speaking about Seven Psalms, Cave said: “While in lockdown I wrote a number of psalms, or small, sacred songs—one a day for a week. The seven psalms are presented as one long meditation—on faith, rage, love, grief, mercy, sex and praise. A veiled, contemplative offering borne of an uncertain time. I hope you like it.”

Interested participants are asked to contribute before July 26. Landscape clips in 720p MP4 format can be sent to

In May, Cave and collaborator Warren Ellis released a new documentary called ‘This Much I Know To Be True’ this month.

At the beginning of June, Cave began his first tour in four years, just weeks after the death of his son, Jethro.

He was the second of Cave’s children to predecease him. His son Arthur died in 2015 after falling from a cliff in Brighton. Following Jethro’s death, Cave released an official statement in which he thanked fans for their support, adding that their messages were “great source of comfort”.

At Primavera Sound last month, the singer-songwriter dedicated his song ‘I Need You’ to his sons Luke and Earl. “They’re probably over there waiting for Bauhaus to begin,” he said.

Cave and the Bad Seeds have a busy summer touring schedule that includes a headline slot at London’s All Point East Festival on August 28.