Robert Smith: "The Cure will release a new album soon"

Started by dsanchez, February 15, 2020, 14:57:26

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dsanchez

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!

https://www.spin.com/2020/02/robert-smith-says-the-cure-will-release-a-new-album-soon/
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Ulrich

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)...
It's never enough...

SueC

SueC is time travelling

Ulrich

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...
It's never enough...

sandgrounder

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.

Ulrich

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.)!
It's never enough...

Ulrich

https://www.nme.com/news/music/robert-smith-says-hes-spent-this-year-finishing-off-the-cures-new-album-and-a-solo-record-2749119

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."

It's never enough...