Ah, here is some truly lovely news. Goth pioneers The Cure have followed up the announcement that they’ll be co-headlining Glastonbury with the news that their upcoming 14th studio album is finished.
“We’ve just recorded a new album for the first time in 10 years,” frontman Robert Smith told The John Maytham Show.
Though there is no official release date yet (or even a title), it was previously reported that the gloomy rock outfit planned to release the album this year to commemorate the anniversary of their debut, Three Imaginary Boys.
“It’s the 40th anniversary of the first album in 2019. I thought, ‘if I don’t have something out new that year, that’s it for me. I don’t think the Cure will ever release another album’,” Smith told BBC 6 Music in 2018.
Earlier this month it was announced that the band would play a headline spot at this year’s Glastonbury festival at the end of June; so it would make sense for The Cure to use that as a stage (quite literally) to promote either a new single or two or even a whole album – here’s hoping that’s the case.
In what’s transpiring to be a busy year for them, The Cure are also set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this month. Hopefully their Glastonbury performance and their 14th studio album will confirm that the goth rockers unquestionably deserve that induction.
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