Ahead of the Pasadena Daydream Festival this weekend, Cure frontman Robert Smith has given a short, yet insightful interview to the LA Times regarding the state of the new album, and his current relationship with the music industry.

In the interview Smith states that he is hitting the studio again three days after the festival closes out, to hopefully cut vocal tracks he is satisfied with:

“I keep going back over and redoing them, which is silly. At some point, I have to say that’s it.”

Smith also mentions, not unlike his hero Bowie did 50 years ago,  that he has been looking to the moon and the stars for inspiration on the album’s possible title:

“The working title was “Live From the Moon,” because I was enthralled by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing in the summer. We had a big moon hanging in the studio and lunar-related stuff lying around. I’ve always been a stargazer.”

Also during the interview, Smith comments that is very happy to be part of a continuum of artists he admires, like Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor, who introduced the band during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to younger artists making music.

In fact, some of these younger artists and contemporaries were booked during his Curætion of Meltdown, and the 40th Anniversary Concert in Hyde Park in London, and are set to perform at the Pasadena Daydream Festival, which begins this Saturday with Pixies, Throwing Muses, The Twilight Sad, Kælan Mikla and more featured on the lineup.

Read the full interview here

The Cure will perform live at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California this Saturday, August 31st. Find tickets here.

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