News The Cure tease “dark, incredibly intense” new album

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The band also performed at their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Cure were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame by Trent Reznor at the weekend, and they played ‘Just Like Heaven’ at the ceremony.

Recently, it was revealed that the band’s first new album in a decade was finished. It seems now that there’s still a little bit of work left to do on it, though, as Robert Smith explains in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

“A key part of it was everyone being away from home, being away from everything they loved, and being in one place at the same time. So for the first time in 20 years, we went into a studio — we actually went into the studio where [Queen] did Bohemian Rhapsody, funnily enough. It’s a great studio in the middle of nowhere. We just played music for three weeks. And it’s great. I know everyone says that. But it really is fucking great.”

He went on to describe the new record as “so dark” and “incredibly intense”.

“And I’ve waited ten years to do something that means something. So I have no idea what to do now. The others are saying, ‘triple album!’ I’m saying, no let’s not. I’ll pick six or maybe eight songs and do like a single album. But I think I will delight our hardcore fans. And probably really, really infuriate everyone else. At my age, I’m still doom and gloom.”

“I’m not sure how much of it we’ll play this summer at festivals. It’s not really festival music,” he added, saying that the band are trying to finish the album before their huge European festival tour, which includes a headline set at Glastonbury.

When prompted on a potential release date for the new album, he said: “I don’t know, October? Halloween! Come on!”

Watch the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame performance below.

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