It’s an exciting time to be a fan of The Cure. Robert Smith has now revealed that he has spent much of 2020 “finishing off” a new album from the band as well as working on a new solo record.
This excellent news comes following the release of his brand new collaboration with Gorillaz which he was introducing on BBC 6 Music which was getting its first airplay. Speaking on the collaboration, Smith said that 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”.
Smith also discussed lockdown life to host Steve Lamacq: “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,” he added.
Gorillaz started teasing the new track at the beginning of the week and yesterday shared the highly anticipated ‘Strange Timez’, which is the sixth instalment to come from their Song Machine series.
Listen to the track, below.