The Little Thing Is Sad

Illustrated by Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave, The Little Thing Is Sad is a tender children’s picture book in which The Little Thing wakes up unhappy and seeks a remedy with the help of friends. The sweet book, published and bound by Narayana Press, includes an accompanying audiobook, read and soundtracked by Cave.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Bright Horses

Truly stirring, the piano-led “Bright Horses” from Ghosteen by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is mystical, yet universal. The poetic lyrics (poignant and centered on a “horses of love” metaphor) shift from sorrow to hope, and the result is powerful. “And we’re all so sick and tired of seeing things as they are / And horses are just horses and their manes aren’t full …