Nick Cave responded to a fan question on his Red Hand Files about when a new album will arrive with the following:
It is called Ghosteen. It is a double album.
Part 1 comprises eight songs:
The Spinning Song
Waiting For You
Part 2 consists of two long songs, linked by a spoken-word piece:
The songs on the first album are the children.
The songs on the second album are their parents.
Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.