Letter to Cynthia by Nick Cave. Based on The Red Hand Files Issue #6, October 2018.
In Fall 2018 Cynthia sent this question to The Red Hand Files
– I have experienced the death of my father, my sister and my first love in the past few years and feel that I have some communication with them, mostly through dreams. They are helping me. Are you and Susie feeling that your son Arthur is with you and communicating in some way?
My reply was the first time I was able to articulate my own contradictory feelings of grief. Letters like Cynthia’s are so important and have helped bring me and many others back to the world.
I recorded Letter to Cynthia and Song for Cynthia with Warren in November 2020 at Soundtree Studios in London. They are beautiful pieces and I hope you like them.’
7″ black vinyl
A side: Letter to Cynthia
Words by Nick Cave
Music performed and written by Warren Ellis
B side: Song for Cynthia
Performed and written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis