Monday, June 14, 2021

Robert Smith on new Cure LP: 'I can't do this again'

 From RTE:

The Cure's front man Robert Smith has revealed that the veteran rock band’s next album will also be their last.

Speaking in an interview alongside Chvrches lead singer Lauren Mayberry, Smith shared details of the long-awaited new album from The Cure.

"The new Cure stuff is very emotional," he told The Sunday Times. "It’s 10 years of life distilled into a couple of hours of intense stuff."

He then added: "And I can’t think we’ll ever do anything else. I definitely can’t do this again."

Smith revealed last year that he had spent 2020 working on both The Cure’s new record - their first since 2008’s 4:13 Dream - as well as his own solo album.

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Smith spoke about the two albums, mentioning that one is notably darker than the other.

Smith also told Lowe that he will have more updates soon.

"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," he said.

"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," he added. "That’s really all I’ve got left to do."