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The Cure => Band members and their solo projects => Topic started by: Ulrich on June 04, 2021, 09:58:51

Title: Chvrches feat. Robert Smith
Post by: Ulrich on June 04, 2021, 09:58:51
A new collaboration out now:

QuoteIndie pop outfit Chvrches have announced their fourth studio album Screen Violence, set for release on August 27 via Emi (UK)/Glassnote (US). The group have also shared the second single from the upcoming release, titled How Not To Drown and featuring The Cure's Robert Smith.
https://www.loudersound.com/news/chvrches-announce-new-album-screen-violence-and-release-new-single-with-the-cures-robert-smith

Title: Re: Chvrches feat. Robert Smith
Post by: Ulrich on June 07, 2021, 10:35:46
https://www.noise11.com/news/robert-smith-reflects-on-the-cure-20210607
QuoteRobert Smith Tells Apple Music About Collaborating With Other Artists Like CHVRCHES and Gorillaz...

I mean, I'm not quite sure now how many years I've... There's not that many over the years, but I think once you do one, people sort of think, "Ooh, hang on." I went through a period of just listening to a lot of different kinds of music, and I was really intrigued by the idea of me trying something else without taking the band with me, just doing something. I've never liked the idea of doing things on my own, like a solo artist. I've always railed against it because I like the idea of a band. I think it kind of suits my character and it's much more comfortable to have... It's like, "Us against the world." That sort of mentality. I've never wanted to kind of step away from that. But as I got more confident, I suppose, maybe starting about 10 years ago, I just thought, "Well, rather than take the band with me whenever we do these kind of weird things..." I started doing some weird things. This isn't one of them, obviously. This is not a weird thing by any means. But yeah, it allows me just to kind of try other things. And I mean, I've only done things with people that I really like a lot. So, unfortunately, it's one of the hardest things saying no to people, because sometimes there are people send me stuff and I do really like it and I like them, but I think, "This isn't going to work." I think the collaborations that I've done in the past, very few of them, I can't really think off the top of my head, have been collaborative in the sense that there's someone else singing with me. I think that's what made the difference. I mean, with Damon, he was just kind of burbling away in the background. I didn't know he was there. This is very different because, I mean, it's Lauren singing and then I'm kind of like... So it's more of a duet. It's a kind of old fashioned sort of way of doing things.
Title: Re: Chvrches feat. Robert Smith
Post by: Ms_Mephistopheles on June 19, 2021, 16:28:02
I really liked this. I've tried to be an adult about this but I keep playing it and suspect I will until I become numb! RS has selected well and I've liked nearly all of his collaborations. He still sounds really good in a pop context. It's also great to discover new bands in this way too. I will keep my eye out for their album.
Title: Re: Chvrches feat. Robert Smith
Post by: Ulrich on August 29, 2021, 16:01:47
QuoteChvrches discuss working with "hands-on" Robert Smith

Speaking to musicfeeds in a new interview, Cook said: "The exchanges were surprising in that he is like super, super detailed and really technical. I don't know why, but I assumed he would just be like, 'OK, here's my stuff, do with it what you want and hope for the best.'

"But he was really hands-on with every aspect of how the mix ended up being - and we loved that because that's exactly how we are as musicians as well. We loved that somebody with his stature and legendary status would actually give a shit about this sort of collaboration in the way that he did."
https://www.nme.com/news/music/chvrches-discuss-working-with-hands-on-robert-smith-3031834
Title: Re: Chvrches feat. Robert Smith
Post by: Ms_Mephistopheles on August 30, 2021, 23:38:51
Quote from: Ulrich on August 29, 2021, 16:01:47
QuoteChvrches discuss working with "hands-on" Robert Smith

Speaking to musicfeeds in a new interview, Cook said: "The exchanges were surprising in that he is like super, super detailed and really technical. I don't know why, but I assumed he would just be like, 'OK, here's my stuff, do with it what you want and hope for the best.'

"But he was really hands-on with every aspect of how the mix ended up being - and we loved that because that's exactly how we are as musicians as well. We loved that somebody with his stature and legendary status would actually give a shit about this sort of collaboration in the way that he did."
https://www.nme.com/news/music/chvrches-discuss-working-with-hands-on-robert-smith-3031834


This was nice to read. Is this a "man in a shed" thing? RS seems not to have lost his interest in making music, which is cheering.