QuoteThe first one will definitely be out soon, we're wrapping it up now and it's going to be mixed. But until it's completed, no one will believe me. I look forward to it coming out more than anyone else, trust me!
Finally some news on the album, thanks for sharing! :smth023
Nothing's promised, but it looks hopeful that I won't have to eat my old hat (as I'd said I was certain the album should be out before Xmas 2020)...
Hm, the current situation might lead to more delays (in my humble etc.)... :1f637:
Assuming Robert was at work mixing the album (as he said), probably the other band members did not need to be there, but a producer, engineers, assistants etc. would be present. In theory, this could be done with the necessary distance - my thinking is: would Robert want to go into a studio? Or rather send the engineers (etc.) home to be with their family? He did not seem in a hurry to finish the album, so I can imagine him spending time with Mary at home.
Then we have the one show the band announced for summer 2020 (sadly might be cancelled anway), which the band viewed as the "full stop" of the 2019 festivals. Thus, I imagine, they would not go out on tour before 2021. Now I still hope the album will be out late 2020, but I'm not that certain any more. :neutral-face
Let's hope for news at some point in time...
Even if the album was finished I think it will still be a while before it is ready for sale. I think most Cure fans would prefer to buy a 'physical' copy on CD or vinyl rather than downloading. There would be no point in marketing a record if the shops that sell them are closed.
Quote from: sandgrounder on April 21, 2020, 13:12:34Even if the album was finished I think it will still be a while before it is ready for sale.
That is true, simply because it takes a while until the record company gets the booklet, cd's and vinyl pressed, they'll want to start a marketing campaign, plus they need to send advance copies to music papers etc.!If
there were a release date planned before June 2020, we would already have heard about it.
Anyway, I would hope the shops will be open again way before late 2020 (if not, there's still the online retailers like amazon etc.)!
QuoteHaving revealed to NME earlier this year that the band had been hard at work on "two new albums and an hour of noise", now Smith has said that a year trapped inside due to COVID restrictions has made him very productive. The frontman was speaking on BBC 6 Music today (Wednesday September 9) to introduce his new collaboration with Gorillaz, which he said Damon Albarn first sent to him when he was "in the middle of finishing off the big song at the end of The Cure album" which he described as "10 minutes of intense doom and gloom".
Speaking of his life throughout the coronavirus lockdown, Smith said: "I feel really sorry for the people who had plans this year, it's been a disaster. From my own perspective it's great that we got so much done last year. This year has just been – just not a year – it's just been completely weird.
Our whole idea for this year was really finishing off the album we started last year, me finishing off the solo album and also, finishing digitising decades of stuff in order to make this film with Tim Pope about the history of the band. So, it's actually benefited me because there have been no other distractions, so I've actually got a lot of what I wanted to do, done."
Update from Reeves:
QuoteIt's a heavy and dark record. I don't think there are any short songs on there.
"The description of Lou Reed's 'Berlin' when it came out was that it was the "'Sgt Pepper' of depression" – I don't know if we're that psychedelic but we are that depressed.
"It was a tough couple of years for everybody. A by-product of getting older is that people around you keep dying. We all lost relatives. Robert lost his brother, I lost a step-dad and father-in-law – while we were on the road too, which meant there was more strain."
The group have recorded so many songs, Reeves isn't sure just how many albums frontman Robert Smith is planning.
He added in an interview with Uncut magazine: "We started the record in January 2019 in Wales – we went in for about two months.
"We'd all been writing before that. So we got together and listened to it all, learned it, went into the studio and recorded it.
"There's enough material for two or three records, a lot of stuff.
"So one of the problems, when you've got enough for two records, is deciding which songs to bring to completion.
"Right now, I'm not 100 per cent sure where we're at. Are we at a record and a half? Are we two records finished?
Check out what Robert posted on Twitter today...
He was referring to a charity event Jason was involved in, but notice the last line:
Hmmm... what do you all think... is he just being a stirrer?
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on May 17, 2021, 12:08:23#wheresthenewalbum?
Hmmm... what do you all think... is he just being a stirrer?
Stirring the pot is such a delightful hobby, don't you think? :angel Especially when other people keep nagging you about something they want. "Pleeeaase, I want the icecream NOW! Noooow!" Wouldn't you stir? I certainly would, but then I'm evil. :evil: :winking_tongue
, have a look at the drumathon topic David just posted, and what Jason Cooper has to say about this matter. :beaming-face
I also liked Robert Smith's wording in the comments you linked to, promoting this charity event. "Jason Cooper, drumming god" - Brett has been threatening for a long time now to get his own CF login to start a new topic with exactly that title, just to stir up the naysayers - but @Ulrich
prefers a quiet life, I'm sure. :angel
Have Robert Smith's several hundred nephews and nieces never explained to him that writing in CAPS LOCK is considered "shouting"? Surely they must have...
"New album" - that's been a good one since 2018 already! :lol:
"Sometime soon" is what Jason said - well let's hope so. :cool
(Whenever I see "caps lock" in connection with The Cure I think "oh it must be Robert himself".)
OK, I just saw something I thought I'd drop in here, in case anyone is stressing because The Cure are now largely around 60 years old.
Yes yes, we know their live performances are better than ever, but I'd just like you all to contemplate how many more albums one could theoretically make in 20 years... :yum:
Brett is saying, "At this rate..." but that's not the point; good things come to those who wait etc and sometimes things take a while until they are exactly how you want them to be, no matter how old you are (and especially if you can still buy groceries regardless of how long you take).
From an instrumental perspective, this pianist is showing you can still be super sharp at 80. Good genes and a healthy lifestyle help, and that includes continuing to challenge your brain throughout your life instead of feeling you've arrived. :cool
QuoteRobert Smith has revealed that two new albums by The Cure have been recorded. Smith made the remarks during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, where he was interviewed alongside Chvrches about their new collaboration, How Not To Drown, which was released yesterday.
"Probably in about six weeks time I'll be able to say when everything's coming out and what we're doing next year and everything," said Smith. "So we were doing two albums and one of them's very, very doom and gloom and the other one isn't. And they're both very close to being done. I just have to decide who's going to mix them. That's really all I've got left to do."
QuoteSmith has been talking about releasing new Cure albums for years now, but it seems like he has a solo album in the works too.
"The reason I was doing something on my own was for exactly the same reason I was doing collaborations; I've always wanted to do an hour's worth of noise, and I didn't want it... The Cure, you wait 10 years and then we bring out an album that's just noise. So it was just like, 'No,'" he explained. "That was me doing the rest of the band. That 'no' was a band no. So I've been just having fun with that really."
Apparently the band's "press release" for the tour 2022 talks about the new album (no title, no release date yet):
Quote from: undefinedFans will be treated to a 135 minute show, with mention in a press release of a "67 minute" new album that is yet to be announced.
In a tweet to fans, Smith also confirmed that shows in the rest of the world were being "finalised" and would "announced in due course" – as well as promising to air material from the new album.
My desire to listen to a new Cure album is overwhelming too...
QuoteThe band just announced that they've added a third night at London's SSE Arena at Wembley in December, and those concerts wrap up their fall European/UK tour. Updated dates are listed below.
With that news, Robert went on Twitter with his caps lock on to address some questions fans around the world are wondering. "YES, WE WILL BE PLAYING A LOT OF OTHER SHOWS IN PLACES THAT ARE NOT EUROPE... BUT THERE DOESN'T SEEM MUCH POINT ANNOUNCING ANY MORE THAN THAT UNTIL WE ANNOUNCE ACTUAL DATES... WHICH WILL BE VERY SOON."
And then on the subject of new music, he tweeted, "WE WILL BE PERFORMING SONGS FROM A NEW ALBUM WHEN WE NEXT PLAY... OR WE WON'T BE PLAYING AT ALL! AND I REALLY WANT TO PLAY... SO THAT MEANS..." and then finally "...IT MEANS MY DESIRE TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM IS OVERWHELMING! X"
QuoteSo I've been working on two Cure albums, and one of them is finished," Smith told NME. "Unfortunately, it's the second one that's finished. [On the other] I've got to do four vocals, and there are 10 songs on each album. We're mixing next month on April 1, so I've got three weeks left.
He continued: "I know what it's called – it's called 'Songs Of The Lost World'. It's got artwork, it's got a running order, it's almost done! They're so slow because of vinyl, but it might come in September. I'd rather it just came out. I can't stand the anticipation.
And another "update" on the new album:
QuoteHaving long teased the band's long-awaited "merciless" new record – after telling us that two new albums were on the way back at the last NME Awards back in 2020 – Smith revealed to NME earlier this year that one of them would be "real very soon" and would be called 'Songs Of A Lost World'.
Then today (Thursday May 19), after he and bandmate and songwriting partner Simon Gallup picked up the Icon Award at the Ivor Novellos, Smith again gave reassurance that the album was on the way and would be out before their upcoming winter tour.
"We will be releasing a new album," Smith told NME. "I get fed up of saying this now! We will be playing from October and the new album will be out before then. We walked on [stage at the Ivors today] to a bit of new music, actually. Hopefully no one recorded it!"
"Reeves [Gabrels] our guitar player has come over from America for the day just to finish a couple of solos, I've got to finish a couple of vocals," he revealed. "Essentially it's a 12 track album. It's there, it's kind of half-mixed and half-finished. It's a weird thing. It's kind of evolved over the last two years. It hasn't always been a good thing to have been left alone with it. You pick at it, like picking at seams, and everything falls apart.
Smith continued: "It'll be worth the wait. I think it's the best thing we've done, but then I would say that. I'm not doing an Oasis when I say that, 'IT'S THE BEST FOOKIN' ALBUM'. A lot of the songs are difficult to sing, and that's why it's taken me a while."
Discussing the themes and character of the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's '4:13 Dream', Smith said that the album "doesn't have very much light on it" and that it sounds "more like 'Disintegration' than 'Head On The Door'."
"It's pretty relentless, which will appeal to the hardcore of our audience, but I don't think we'll be getting any Number One singles off it or anything like that!" he laughed. "It's been quite harrowing, like it has for everyone else.
"I've been more privileged than most, but lockdown and COVID has affected me in as much as I've lost an entire generation of aunts and uncles in under a year. It's things like that which have informed the way I've been with the record."
Smith added: "Essentially we recorded two albums in 2019. I've been trying to finish two at the same time, which is pretty much impossible. One is nearly ready to go."
As for the mysterious second record that they've been working on, Smith said Cure fans would likely have to wait a little longer to hear that.
"While there are a handful of really good songs, I've kind of fallen out of love with others so we're going to have to record another four or five perhaps," he said. "If it gets finished, it's very upbeat. It's the flip-side to the first one.
"I can't wait to sing it, actually. I feel quite distraught singing the same songs over and over again."
Asked if the gigs will be their legendary usual three hours plus in length, he replied: "Not if my band has anything to do with it! It will be slightly shorter than in the past, if I'm honest. It will be about two and a quarter hours, I think. That's short!
"There will be a smattering of new stuff as we play through. Essentially the strength of the band live is the catalogue and the songs that we've got so it would be pretty dumb to play an hour of new music. Although some people would prefer us to do that!"
Smith added: "The size of the venues we're playing, you need to engage everyone in the venue. You can't just concentrate on the handful of people down the front. If it happens it'll be great...that's if Europe exists by the time we start..."
I wanna add: hopefully someone recorded that piece of new music they walked out to... ;)
Not much though... sounds a bit like a bloodflower track
Thanks for sharing this yt link with a little bit of new music (sounds a little bit like "Pictures of you" to me)! :smth023
actually it reminds of Underneath The Stars , i think