The Cure‘s Robert Smith recently revealed that he’s working on not one, but three new albums for the band.
The surprising reveal came during Smith’s interview with Zocalo where he also confirmed plans for a release before the end of the year.
“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 ‘Live From the Moon’ and it will surely change its name,” said Smith.
He continued: “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.”
Earlier this year, Smith revealed he’d been working on The Cure’s first album since 2008’s 4:13 Dream. While he originally stated it would be out by the end of the year, a release date hasn’t been confirmed.
Meanwhile, The Cure will release the live boxset 40 Live Curaetion 25 + Anniversary on October 18th.