Last night (March 2), The Cure frontman Robert Smith made an appearance at the NME Rewards for playing 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 title of the album: Songs from a Lost World. Described as “relentlessly dark and dark”, Smith said the 10-track album is nearing completion and hopes to release it in September.
Smith said he had a three-week deadline to record the final four vocals. Mixing is expected to begin the first week of April. It also has album art and track list ready.
“I prefer it to come out. I can’t stand the anticipation,” he said. “It will be real very soon.”
Smith also confirmed that he still plans to release a solo album. He previously described it as an “hour-long noise recording”, but became “disenchanted” with it. After some tweaks, Smith said the album was now “upbeat”. He added: “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for so many years. It’s my only chance to do 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 “Just Like Heaven” from The Cure below.