Things seem to be getting a tad magical in Queens of the Stone Age land as they make their new album.
A handwritten letter from the band has been sent to MOJO magazine, with the band writing that there is “no way we could have prepared for the journey up the river that is this album”.
The letter also appears to back up frontman Josh Homme’s previous comments that the record “sounds like you’re running in a dream”, with the band implying that they’ve found the ability to transform bad times or events into “an unforgettable song.”
Here’s the letter in full:
A stitch in time will save you 9, but… There’s no way we could have prepared for the journey up the river that is this album. In our grand plan, we envisioned our lives and recordings running like clockwerk [sic]. However, the reality has been manic and unpredictable.
These songs aren’t recollections of times we had. They are depictions of what we are going through in real time. It means even a bad event can turn into an unforgettable song. At least for us, HA. The record sound like running in a dream inside a codeine cabaret. I hope you understand what that means, cause we don’t. Sounds like a load of pretentions sh..! What? Gotta go, the therapist says our time is up.
As previously reported, Dave Grohl, Trent Renzor, Nick Oliveri and Jake Sheers are all helping out on the new QOTSA album, which is expected to drop in the first half of next year. The band have lined up several appearances at European festivals, including Roskilde, Download and Benicàssim, to name a few.