At the BandLab NME Awards on Wednesday night, Robert Smith unveiled the title of the long-awaited, upcoming The Cure album.
The Cure frontman spoke to NME backstage at the show and said that one of two forthcoming The Cure records is set to be released “real very soon.”
“So I’ve been working on two Cure albums, and one of them is finished,” Smith told NME. “Unfortunately, it’s the second one that’s finished. [On the other] I’ve got to do four vocals, and there are 10 songs on each album. We’re mixing next month on April 1, so I’ve got three weeks left.”
He continued: “I know what it’s called – it’s called Songs of A Lost World. It’s got artwork, it’s got a running order, it’s almost done! They’re so slow because of vinyl, but it might come in September. I’d rather it just came out. I can’t stand the anticipation.”
Smith further talked about the sound of the two new albums: “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 [solo] 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 realise 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 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.”
Smith snagged the Best Song In The UK Award for his recent collaboration with Chvrches, “How Not To Drown.” The icon and the band performed the track live for the first time together at the ceremony, and even covered The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.”