The goths reveal all the details about their comeback record...
The band will also be performing the first single to be lifted from the LP, ‘The End Of The World’ tonight (April 30) on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and are set to headline Californian festival Coachella on Sunday (May 2).
At the playback, singer Robert Smith said: “I think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done.”
He added: “There was a moment where we had to decide whether to do some conceptual experiment with nothing over 100 [beats-per-minute], and all of us with our heads down making a heavy, heavy album, but it wouldn’t be as good. The best Cure albums have a balance.”
According to Billboard, former guitarist Porl Thompson recorded parts for a couple of the tracks on ‘The Cure’, despite leaving the group in 1993.
Producer Ross Robinson – more well known for his work with Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and At The Drive-In – wanted the band to record the basic tracks live, echoing the approach The Cure took in their early days.
Smith explained: “Ross wanted to record us as a band, which we really hadn’t done since the second album we ever made. The days would build up into these intense periods until we’d get the song. Everything was played live and I had to sing live.”
‘The Cure’ is set to be released on June 29 in the US through Robinson’s I Am imprint via Geffen.
Speaking about a summer tour, Smith said: “You’ll enjoy the whole thing because it was put together by us.”
The working tracklisting for ‘The Cure’ is:
‘Labyrinths’ (working title)
‘Before 3’ (working title)
‘Truth Goodness and Beauty’
‘The End of the World’
‘I Don’t Know What’s Going On’
‘Us or Them’
‘Precious Advise’ (working title)
‘Jason #3’ (working title)