In the May issue of DIY (more on that next week!), we chat to Rivers Cuomo about all things White Album. Never one to look backwards for too long, though, it’s not long before he looks to their next release.
“What could stand out more against ‘White’ than ‘Black’?” Rivers questions in his interview with Jessica Goodman. “I think it’s going to maybe be like Beach Boys gone bad,” he says, alluding to the material he’s already at work on. “I’m thinking of swearing, which is something I’ve never done in songs.” Tackling “more mature topics”, the band’s next record certainly seems set to take a darker tone. “Less summer day and more winter night,” Rivers expands. “If it were a movie in the United States it would be rated R instead of PG.”
Apparently they’re planning on getting back in the studio as early as October, the prolific sods, so it might not be too long a wait for this Black Album. Will it beat Metallica’s and Jay Z’s? Lord knows.
The May issue of DIY is coming very soon indeed - subscribe to DIY below to have it through your doormat ASAP.
Get your copy of the latest issue
More like this
It just doesn’t make sense.
Can your metaphors be overwrought, or your references too ham-fisted if they’re accompanied by soaring string arrangements?
The biggest and best new music from the past fortnight.
The record will be released at the end of the month.