As we all wait with bated breath for the upcoming, and long-promised, follow up to 2008’s 4:13 Dream, lead singer of The Cure, Robert Smith, has revealed the band actually have three albums in the works. But one will be out before the end of the year.
In a recent interview with Spanish magazine Zocalo, Smith revealed the work going into the album and the two more that were to follow: “Actually I have prepared three albums, two of them more advanced. The first will be the one that we will release very soon. I think that the first single, or the whole album, will come out this Christmas, or a little earlier. It has the title of I Work Live From the Moon and it will surely change its name.”
Speaking of that often promised follow-up Smith said: “If we talk about the first album, of unpublished songs, it has the style of The Cure , but much darker and emotional, I even think that I still have a hard time interpreting some of the new songs because they came out of the bowels, I let go them, I took everything I brought and I was inspired by transitions, losses, in the physical absence of my mother, my father, my brother … what a pain! “.
But, what about the other two albums he mentioned? “The second album, which I already have more advanced, refers to much freer pieces and with a more pronounced, stronger sound, and that to record them has to be live, yes, with that experience of putting together a concept based on the interpretation of the moment.
“The third, which is crazy, is a noise disc, with different aspects and environments, all based on experiences on a stage or on my paths, in situations where noise is present and to which we are so accustomed that we don’t pay attention.”
Smith also gave his view on the music industry as a whole and the expectations on him as an artist: “The whole industry has changed and I feel fascinated with what happens with my music and the expectations it generates, but who knows what comes next. Everything is so new that I am surprised. I do not stick to fashion, I do not live by standards.
“I do not listen to what sounds are most publicized, on the contrary, I play a band that they recommend and that has few reproductions or followers. For me, the number of followers is not equivalent to quality or talent, then, I look for groups and soloists that move me.”
He also shared why he has become somewhat of a recluse in recent years, a typically Smith response would follow: “I have become an observer rather than a protagonist, in that sense. Maintaining my privacy has been very important for me and I prefer to listen to music, observe events, with someone who has that interest, rather than being the center of attention. center of attention … better in my show, and not always, because who stands out is the audience, “
He also shared his views on Social Media “It is not my task to criticize, but it is not my thing. I do not see very healthy that the young people of today only live to be aware of a cell phone, an account, a like …”
“The human connection has been lost and I would love to think that ‘rescuers’ are coming, those who reconsider and engage in a talk or debate in person. Maybe it is I who does not know how to adapt, maybe it is outdated, but I feel that way about that”.
We live in hope that the ‘rescuers’ are on their way and please let Robert SMith be leading them, with one of those hardhats and a torch on it. Ya know, for the meme-potential.