But Tom Smith admits that new album is a rather noir affair
Editors frontman Tom Smith has said that he is “bored” of people asking why the band make what he called “dark” music – although he has confirmed that forthcoming new album ‘In This Light And On This Evening’ is still a rather noir affair.
Writing on the band’s official forum at Editorsofficial.com, the frontman said he wouldn’t be trying to explain the band’s outlook, perceived by some to be a bit bleak, any time soon.
“I am so fucking bored of people asking us why we’re so ‘dark’,” he riled, “or worse questioning our integrity for being this way. This is how we do it, it excites us to express ourselves like this, to be honest we don’t even understand what the alternative is and the alternatives we can imagine are too boring for us to even consider.”
Writing about the album, which will be the band’s third, he explained: “But this is still a dark record, a record that sings of no God, a record of broken love songs, a record where the filthy city [London] is so close you can smell it, taste it, a record of drunken violence, a record which has lost all trust in those in charge of our world.
“We must be four miserable people to make a record like this though right? I must be troubled to write words like these?
“No, absolutely not, dark is interesting, dark is exciting, dark can be funny, there’s real life in the dark, real life IS dark, when an album feels like this the fragments of hope and love that do occasionally shine through shine through ten times brighter than they would normally do so.”
The album sees the band adopting heavy use of synthesisers, with Smith previously describing it as “some kind of backdrop to a scientific future”.
The album, the follow-up to 2007’s ‘An End Has A Start’, is out on September 21.