THE FLAMING LIPS And Their 13-Year Old Fan NELL SMITH Cover NICK CAVE

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12 November 2021

Artists: THE FLAMING LIPS and NELL SMITH

Nell is a 13-year old fan of Oklahoma’s eccentric Lips.
Frontman Wayne Coyne spotted her at one point as she
attended several gigs with her father. They got in touch
and after Coyne found out that she’s a singer he proposed
her to work with the band on a Nick Cave tribute album he
already had in mind for some time.

They got all in the studio and the result is a 9-song Nick Cave
covers album baptized When The Viaduct Looms covers LP,
with Nell on vocals.

Release: 26 November 2021

Coyne: “It is always great to meet excited, young creative people.
With Nell we could see she is on a journey and thought it would be
fun to join her for a while and see if we could get things going. It was
a great way to connect with her and help harness her cool attitude
to making music.”

Nell: “I hadn’t heard of Nick Cave but Wayne suggested that we should
start with an album of his cover versions, and then look at recording some
of my own songs later. It was cool to listen and learn about Nick Cave and
pick the songs we wanted to record.”

Nick Cave: “I’m a fan.”

A first cover Girl In Amber was shared a few weeks ago and now we get an
amazing interpretation of one of my all-time Cave favorites The Ship Song
(my wedding song 12 years ago). Smith‘s vocals are just splendid…

The Cave original

Tracklist

1. ‘Girl In Amber’
2. ‘Weeping Song’
3. ‘Into My Arms’
4. ‘O Children’
5. ‘The Kindness Of Strangers’
6. ‘No More Shall We Part’
7. ‘Red Right Hand’
8. ‘The Ship Song’
9. ‘We Know Who You Are’

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