Published Oct 08, 2019The Cure have new material on the way — a lot of it. According to leader Robert Smith, the band have not one but three new albums on the way, and the first may arrive before the year is out.
Speaking to Spanish publication Zocalo [via NME], Smith said, "Actually I have prepared three albums, two of them more advanced. The first will be the one that we will release very soon. I think that the first single, or the whole album, will come out this Christmas, or a little earlier. It has the title of Live from the Moon, and it will surely change its name."
He continued: "The second album, which I already have more advanced, refers to much freer pieces and with a more pronounced, stronger sound, and that to record them has to be live, yes, with that experience of putting together a concept based on the interpretation of the moment.
And finally of the third album, Smith said, "The third, which is crazy, is a noise disc, with different aspects and environments, all based on experiences on a stage or on my paths, in situations where noise is present and to which we are so accustomed that we don't pay attention."
It's worth noting that the above quotes are translated from Spanish, so likely a bit could have been lost in translation. But it definitely does look like the Cure will soon be giving their fans the band's first new album since 2008's 4:13 Dream sometime soon. And if they're lucky, it even could be a Christmas gift.
Surrounding the Cure's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, Smith also teased a new album.
"Seeing all these new bands inspired me to do something new," Smith said at the time.
As recently reported, the Cure will release the new 40 Live box set on October 18. It features two films, Curætion 25: From There to Here / From here to There and Anniversary: 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park, as well as various other material. You can learn more about release here.