The band were speaking on Australian radio show Double J’s Mornings With Zan Rowe when they revealed that their latest self-titled album - ‘The Black Album’ - will be out in May.
“This other album [Pacific Daydream] just kind of materialized,” Rivers Cuomo said on the show. “I had two folders on my Dropbox: one was the ‘Black Album’ and it didn’t get filled as quickly as this other folder, which I temporarily titled ‘New Folder.’ That one filled up with ten songs that were definitely different, but not quite as different as the ‘Black Album.’ So we put a name on it — Pacific Daydream — and put that out first.
“It’s real challenging for me. I don’t gravitate towards super dark music. There’s always got to be something triumphant about it in the end. So, I’ve been struggling trying to figure out how I can do a ‘Black Album’ as a writer.”
So then, it looks like the ‘Black Album’ is on its way! For now, re-visit the band’s video for ‘Feels Like Summer’ below.
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