Jubilee Street is a song ripped from the mind of Nick Cave and featured on the new album Push the Sky Away. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are currently touring the states and playing their record in full, as well as classic fan favorites such as Red Right Hand, Stagger Lee and The Mercy Seat. For all of the amazing music Nick Cave has produced with his bands over the years, the man has also had his fingers in the pies of the film and literary industries. Jubilee Street combines that multitasking into a tune that contains a heavy narrative and features a strikingly cerebral video that plays like a theatrical short film.
The video is directed by John Hillcoat and features Ray Winstone as a man struggling with his inner demons while getting his rocks off. Themes of guilt, regret and inner turmoil are present throughout and stylistically the look and feel seem to conjure thoughts of seedy ’70s crime dramas and Scorsese films. John Hillcoat and Nick Cave have collaborated many times before and have included Ray Winstone in front of the camera in the gritty “Australian Western” The Proposition. This likely won’t be the last collaboration from these visionaries either. Verify your age and check out the NSFW video for Jubilee Street below.