Robert Smith has spoken out about the future of The Cure, admitting that they're forthcoming album 4:14 Scream is "a bit of a sore point". Don't sound too excited, Robert.
Fans of the seminal 80s goth outfit may need to prepare to be disappointed by the band's 14th album, as even the frontman himself doesn't sound too enthusiastic about it, revealing he "couldn't be bothered" to record the album when it was first written.
Speaking to XFM, Smith explained the difficulties of recording the follow up to 2008's 4:14 Dream with a different lineup. "I’ve finished singing and mixing an album that was made by a band that no longer exists,” Smith said
Adding the band have started work on a new album with the latest lineup, Smith continued: "This band is trying to make an album with this lineup, and it’s an album that I’m tempted to make, that’s really different to anything else we’ve done.
"So trying to be convinced that I should release what is the second half of an album that effectively came out in 2008, it’s a bit of a sore point, to be honest, amongst this current lineup."
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Adding The Cure are currently in a "weird kind of predicament", Smith said 4:18 Scream is "not really new", admitting: "I just never sang it. I couldn’t be bothered. I didn’t think the words were good enough, but I’ve re-written it."
4:18 Scream is likely be released in the summer, which is, as Smith put it, the "dead air period for albums". We er, can't wait...
Meanwhile, the band played their first live show of 2014 with an epic, 45 song set at the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit on Friday (March 28).
Below: Photos of The Cure, Graham Coxon and more at Leeds Festival 2012