NEWS: The Cure's new album 'Songs of a Lost World' could be released this Autumn

NEWS: The Cure’s new album ‘Songs of a Lost World’ could be released this Autumn

Robert Smith has told the NME that the first of two new albums from The Cure, entitled Songs of a Lost World could be out as soon as September, ahead of the band’s UK and European dates.

Calling the album “the doomiest thing that we’ve ever done.” Smith was speaking during an interview at the NME Awards, where he played with Chvrches, performing ‘How Not To Drown,’ his duet with the band, and The Cure hit ‘Just Like Heaven.’

Smith says both new Cure albums will have ten songs, and that the second is finished. Smith still needs to record vocals for four songs on Songs of a Lost World, and mixing of the record will be finished this Spring. But the artwork and tracklist are finished. As if that wasn’t enough Cure related news, he also talked about a solo album he has been working on for a few years.

Of the three albums he says:

Well, the first Cure album is relentless doom and gloom. It’s the doomiest thing that we’ve ever done. The second one is upbeat, and my one won’t be out until next year. I have to keep revisiting it. It’s a thing I’ve wanted to do for so many years. I realize I’ve only got one shot at doing it, so I’ve now started to add real instruments and acoustic instruments, whereas this time two years ago — was it two years ago? — it was literally just feedback. But I’ve kind of grown a bit disenchanted with it. I’d listened to it like three times and I think it’s rubbish.”

It will be the first new Cure album since 2008’s 4.13 Dream, and Smith has promised to play the new songs when the group goes on a huge European tour this Autumn.

Standby soon for more Cure related news, for plans we have here at GIITTV for later this year.

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