Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, serves as the band's seventeenth studio effort overall following 2016's Skeleton Tree. "The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is a migrating spirit," notes Cave. The vinyl edition is a two-disc set to allow for the two-part concept. "The Children," is comprised of eight songs while "The Parents," is two long songs connected by a spoken word performance. Ghosteen was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles.