In an interview with Mexican publication Zocalo, The Cure‘s Robert Smith has revealed that he is preparing, in fact, three new albums for release.
The first record, for which Smith had previously indicated was influenced by the “darkness” of losing his mother, father, will be issued either by Christmas or, at the very least previewed with a single release before the holiday season begins, as Smith explained during the interview:
“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.”
While the first album will mark the band’s first since 2008’s 4:13 Dream (whose followup might receive a release after all, on the album’s 13th anniversary two years from now), fans will perhaps not have to wait long for the other two forthcoming records, which have already begun taking shape:
“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,” Smith continued.
“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.”
During the interview, Smith also gave his view on the music industry as a whole and the expectations on him as an artist, and well as how he discovers new music, and relates to social media:
“The whole industry has changed and I feel fascinated with what happens with my music and the expectations it generates, but who knows what comes next. Everything is so new that I am surprised. I do not stick to fashion, I do not live by standards.
“I do not listen to what sounds are most publicized, on the contrary, I play a band that they recommend and that has few reproductions or followers. For me, the number of followers is not equivalent to quality or talent, then, I look for groups and soloists that move me.”
He also shared how he has become somewhat of a recluse and observer in recent years:
“I have become an observer rather than a protagonist, in that sense. Maintaining my privacy has been very important for me and I prefer to listen to music, observe events, with someone who has that interest, rather than being the center of attention. center of attention … better in my show, and not always, because who stands out is the audience, “
As for Social Media, Smith went on to say:
“It is not my task to criticize, but it is not my thing. I do not see very healthy that the young people of today only live to be aware of a cell phone, an account, a like…”
“The human connection has been lost and I would love to think that ‘rescuers’ are coming, those who reconsider and engage in a talk or debate in person. Maybe it is I who does not know how to adapt, maybe it is outdated, but I feel that way about that”.
*Editors note: These statements have been retranslated from Spanish