Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds deliver an aching rendition of “Girl In Amber” in a new video of footage adapted from the group’s recent documentary, One More Time With Feeling.
The black-and-white clip hides nothing. It shows Cave and the Bad Seeds performing the heartbroken ballad in a gorgeous theater, as well as all the film equipment around them, the producers watching from above. The camerawork is slow and contemplative like the music, though at times the shots are eerily disorienting, further heightening the song’s grief.
“Girl In Amber” appears on Cave and the Bad Seeds’ new album, Skeleton Tree, much of which was written after the death of Cave’s 15-year-old son, Arthur. The accompanying doc One More Time With Feeling was directed by New Zealand filmmaker Andrew Dominik and will return to theaters for another limited run December 1st.