Band get ready to record first album in over ten years
The B-52s are working with New Order’s producer Steve Osbourne on their first new album since 1992.
The band have described the new material as “Rock ‘n Roll-Glam-Electro-Soul”.
The band’s last album was 1992’s ’Good Stuff’ but they haven’t recorded with founding member Cindy Wilson since 1989’s ‘Cosmic Thing’.
On their Theb52s.com, guitarist Keith Strickland discussed their lengthy lay off: “We took a short break which ended up lasting several years with each of us going our individual ways musically… I considered doing a solo album, but in a moment of clarity I decided that I would rather put my energy into a new B-52s album.”
The band began working on the album in 2003 and decided to record with New Order producer Steve Osbourne.
“(He) produced the New Order album ’Get Ready’ which I love,” said Stickland. “When we were discussing producers for the album, I suggested Steve.”
Strickland also explained the new album would contain a theme but he would not reveal what it was.
“About halfway through these sessions we noticed a theme developing,” he said. “However, I don’t want to spoil the experience for you by giving it away. You’ve got to hear it to believe it.”
A release date for the untitled album has yet to be announced.