Editors have revealed that they are finally ready to begin recording their fourth album after a troubled couple of years.
Earlier this year, the British indie band announced that they had parted ways with guitarist Chris Urbanowicz. The band posted a lengthy statement on their website which said that the guitarist had left “in a decision entirely based upon future musical direction” and that Urbanowicz’s departure was “entirely amicable”.
In an interview with the Daily Star, front man Tom Smith has talked about Urbanowicz’s departure, and the band heading to Nashville in the new year to finally begin working on their new album with Kings Of Leon producer Jacquire King.
“It’s been a long, hard couple of years and it got pretty dark because whenever we tried writing new songs it wasn’t good enough,” he said. “Chris’s heart wasn’t in it any more. For a year, we’d leave rehearsals feeling very negative and uninspired. Lots of things went wrong and what happened is still extremely sad.”
On the new record, he added: “I’ve talked for a long time about my love of American bands like REM and Arcade Fire, and that’s the type of sound our new songs are going towards. They’re more straightforward than our last album. That was more experimental, whereas the new songs could be played on an acoustic guitar. I don’t know what a hit is any more, but these songs feel very classic and immediate.”
Editors last studio album ‘In This Light And On This Evening’ was released in October 2009. Their debut album, ‘The Back Room’, was released in 2005 and they followed it up with 2007’s ‘An End Has A Start’.