Nick Cave claims that Kanye West ‘is our greatest artist’ right now

He talks about the link between art and madness

In Nick Cave’s most recent edition of the Red Hand Files, he claims that Kanye West “is our greatest artist” right now.

After speaking of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ changing sound, which you can hear on their recently released album Ghosteen, Cave answered a fan’s question. The fan wrote to Cave, asking, “Do you like Kanye?”

“Making art is a form of madness,” Cave writes in response. “We slip deep within our own singular vision and become lost to it. There is no musician on Earth that is as committed to their own derangement as Kanye, and in this respect, at this point in time, he is our greatest artist.”