Nick Cave launches Spotify artist app
FOLLOWING THE ACCLAIMED RELEASE OF PUSH THE SKY AWAY, THE 15TH STUDIO ALBUM FROM NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS, NICK CAVE LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING SPOTIFY ARTIST APP NAVIGATING HIS FOUR DECADE CAREER.
With 20 albums and numerous soundtracks to his name and a career spanning four decades, Nick Cave is a true artist and a prolific songwriter. In the brand new Nick Cave artist app, Nick himself has painstakingly categorised each and every one of his songs personally. The app draws from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, The Birthday Party catalogues and more, and also encompasses his soundtrack works. Rather than browsing by standard methods, the app allows a Spotify listener to explore the songs through their dominating moods as defined by the artist: Sex, Comic, Heart Break, Blasphemy, Confessional, Murder and Mayhem, Classic, Love, Spiritual and Super Dark. Those discovering Nick Cave for the first time are presented with a guided tour of his musical career, whilst avid fans get a brand new insight into the music.
From Nick Cave: “AT LAST AN APP TO MAKE SENSE OF THE STYLISTIC MAYHEM OF MY BACK CATALOGUE. MY SENSATIONAL ALL-NEW "MOOD" APP. ORIGINAL AND WITHOUT PRECEDENT - AN APP TO HELP THE UNINITIATED NAVIGATE MY VAST AND TERRIFYING CATALOGUE”
FANS INCLUDING LOU REED, DAVE GAHAN, MARTIN GORE, DEVENDRA BANHARDT, FLEA, SHANE MCGOWAN, KEATON HENSON, JARVIS COCKER, SHIRLEY MANSON, CATE BLANCHETT, MARY ANNE HOBBS AND MORE SHARE THEIR ULTIMATE NICK CAVE PLAYLISTS, WITH MANY MORE TO BE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
The app also features a selection of playlists hand-picked by artists or famous fans that have worked with, or been inspired by the music of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, The Birthday Party and more. These playlists show what Nick Cave means to them as an artist, and there is also a place for fans to contribute their own personal ‘Nick Cave Inspired’ playlist.
Leading with the acclaimed new album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‘Push The Sky Away’, the app takes the user right back to the early albums of The Birthday Party, with the discography section presenting an exhaustive collection of the albums and soundtracks Nick Cave has produced throughout his career across many collaborators.
Nick Cave worked closely with Manchester based web design agency Retrofuzz and the team at Kobalt Label Services to develop the app.
From Retrofuzz: "We're huge fans of Nick Cave here at RetroFuzz. To have such a well-respected artist take such a close interest in how we work and really get involved with the production feels like a genuine privilege for us. We can't wait to see what Nick's fans and the wider music world think of the app."
From Spotify: “Apps in Spotify give artists the perfect way to curate their own back catalogue and create bespoke experiences for their fans. The Nick Cave app gives fans a unique guide to Nick’s hugely accomplished career and discover classics new and old.” said Laura Kirkpatrick, label relations for Spotify.
Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was released in February 2013 to universal acclaim.
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