The Cure’s new album is out in 2019 ahead of a huge Tim Pope directed live film of their huge Hyde Park gig, which premieres in the summer.
The Cure offered another take on their as-yet-untitled upcoming record, with keyboardist Roger O’Donnell suggesting it could be the last output from the band. The follow up to 2008’s 4:13 Dream, was previously described by frontman Robert Smith as “so dark” and “incredibly intense”.
The update from keyboardist was a double-edged sword as it suggested this could be the last studio record from the band but that it could well be their best too. “I personally think it will be the last Cure record,” O’Donnell told SiriusXM. “I know it’s been said a million times before, but at this stage in our lives…”
“As far as I’m concerned, yeah, this is it,” he said. “But I’ve gone into every album thinking this is it, and not glibly. I actually think this is it.” The band’s attention then turned to the quality rather than the finality of the upcoming record.
Director Tim Pope confirmed upcoming film about The Cure’s 2018 Hyde Park concert will be released this summer
O’Donnell said “It’s epic, I can say that about it. I mean, playing it and sitting there and listening back to it… everybody’s jaws were dropping. I said to Robert a couple of years ago, ‘We have to make one more record, and it has to be the saddest record that’s ever been made and the most dramatic’. And I think it will be.”