After what seemed endless new album teaser, separations and returns, The Cure is finally set to release their new album this year. According to Resultthe band’s singer and songwriter, Robert Smith, has revealed the release date for his upcoming album, Songs from a Lost Worldwhich will be released this fall, in October.
Back in March, frontman Robert Smith shared that the band’s new album was almost ready and revealed the title of the album. At first, Smith announced that the album would be released in September with 10 great songs for fans to enjoy. Mxdwn also reported that the album would not consist of the typical love ballads The Cure is known for, including “Lovesong” and “Pictures of You”. Instead, the album would be more “unrelentingly pessimistic and dark”. In addition to the new release date, there are also other changes in the album release. In his last interview, he said: “Reeves [Gabrels] our guitarist came over from America for the day just to finish some solos, i need to finish some vocals. It’s basically a 12-track album. That’s where it kind of evolved over the last two years. It wasn’t always a good thing to be left alone with this. You touch it, as if scratching the seams, and everything falls apart.
Smith also said the album will be worth the wait and is the best thing the band has done since the band’s first album since 2008. 4:13 Dream. Like most albums coming out right now, Smith says the album’s content is heartbreaking and that COVID and the lockdown have affected it. Even though Smith says he’ll have to record another handful of songs, fans should prepare for a great album.
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