Robert Smith Gives Update On The Cure’s Long-Awaited Album

Last night (Mar. 2), The Cure frontman Robert Smith made an appearance at the NME Awards to perform with CHVRCHES. He also gave us some new information on The Cure’s highly anticipated new album.

During a red carpet interview, Smith revealed the album’s title: Songs of a Lost World. Described as “relentlessly doom and gloom” Smith said the 10-track album is almost done and hopes to get it out in September.

Smith said he has a three-week deadline to record the final four vocals. Mixing is set to start the first week of April. He also has the album artwork and tracklist ready.

“I’d rather it just come out. I can’t stand the anticipation,” he said. “It’ll be real very soon.”

Smith also confirmed he is still planning to release a solo album. He previously described it as an “hour-long noise record,” but grew “disenchanted” with it. After some tweaking, Smith said the album is now “upbeat.” He added, “It’s a thing I’ve wanted to do for so many years. It’s my one shot of doing it.”

See the full interview below.

Fingers crossed that 2022 is the year of new music from The Cure!

Watch Robert Smith and CHVRCHES perform their collaborative track “How Not to Drown” and The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” below.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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