- 27 Mar 08
At the ripe old age of 50, when most of his peers are floundering in the doldrums, Nick Cave has hit a purple patch with Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, his most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album to date.
In an exclusive Irish interview, Cave speaks about how stability in his private life has served his art, film collaborations with John Hillcoat, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and a brief encounter with Bob Dylan.
Tennessee Williams once said that life is a fairly well-written play, except for the third act. Nick Cave might yet prove the exception. The last half-decade has seen the 50-year-old songwriter, screenwriter, film scorer, novelist and occasional actor shrug off any intimations of autumnal slump and revel in prolificacy.
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! is out now on Mute/EMI. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds play Dublin Castle on May 3, as part of Heineken Green Energy.