New Video: Marianne Faithfull In Deeply Insightful Interview With Nick Cave Behind The Scenes Of New Album, ‘Negative Capability’

Marianne Faithfull’s latest album, ‘Negative Capability’ is out now on BMG, available here. The twenty-first studio album for the singer songwriter, it was released on November 2, and produced by Rob Ellis, Warren Ellis, and Head.

During the recording, which took place in the residential La Frette Studio, Paris, Nick Cave had the opportunity to speak with Faithfull about the new album, and her life in music. The clip,directed by Naiché Caudron, is just over 18 minutes long, and features conversation between Marianne and Cave, interspersed with footage from the studio, captured at the time. It’s a deeply personal, fly-on-the-wall look at the recording process, and a sensitivity that’s underlies the obvious close friendship between Faithfull and Cave, as well as her other collaborators, Warren Ellis, Rob Ellis, Ed Harcourt, Rob McVey, and Mark Lanegan.

Faithfull talks about being discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham, setting her life in a direction different to that which she had planned: the then 17 year old Faithfull had intended to attend university, but instead, found herself singing on the Rolling Stones’ penned song, ‘As Tears Go By’. And that, as they say, was that.

Marianne Faithfull posted on her social media this week about the new album:

“Thank you everyone for loving and appreciating my record. The reviews and the letters I have had loving my record is a surprise, and a wonderful surprise. I have the feeling, at last, that my work is understood, and that I am understood. Thank you, Marianne xxx”

You can find Marianne Faithfull online on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Marianne Faithfull interviewed by Nick Cave (at La Frette Studio)

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