At the end of February, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds took the stage at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the release of their latest album Push the Sky Away. Backed by an ensemble of string players and a children's choir from the Silverlake Conservatory, the band re-created the entire LP onstage. Now you can take an exclusive first look at their performance of "Mermaids," the album's upcoming single. Directed by U.K. artists Lain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and filmed by LoveLive, the black-and-white clip periodically cuts to a washed out filter as Cave ambles about the stage, delivering the somber song in his dark croon, which the the choir fleshes out in gorgeous bloom.
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This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Brood on 'Mermaids' Live – Premiere