In a new interview with Los Angeles Times, The Cure frontman Robert Smith has spoken about the band’s forthcoming album, the first since 2008’s 4:13 Dream.
When asked if there was a working title for the follow-up, Smith revealed the album is tentatively titled Live from the Moon, going on to explain his fascination with the recent 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing. “We had a big moon hanging in the studio and lunar-related stuff lying around. I’ve always been a stargazer.”
Smith also revealed that while it’s on the “darker side of the spectrum” it’s not “relentlessly doom and gloom”, likening its soundscapes to 1989 classic Disintegration. “I was trying to create a big palette, a big wash of sound.”
He also referenced how family tragedy has shaped the album’s darker tone. “I lost my mother and my father and my brother recently, and obviously it had an effect on me,” Smith said.
It also appears that it may not be as long as 11 years between the forthcoming record and its successor, with Smith saying he’d be “very unhappy” if was the last one from the band.
Read the full interview with LA Times here.