Robert Smith Working on a New Album for The Cure in Quarantine

2020-09-23

Quarantine has proved productive for Robert Smith of The Cure, who has been spending the time to work on new music.

The Cure album cover – Story by Scarlett Hunter

Quarantine has proved productive for Robert Smith of The Cure, who has been using the time to work on new music

Robert Smith of The Cure is using his extra time in quarantine well. Speaking with BBC Radio 6 Music, the musician says he’s spend a lot of time at home completing the group’s much-anticipated new album, which will mark The Cure’s follow-up to 2008’s “4:13 Dream.”

“It’s actually benefited me because there have been no other distractions,” Smith said of his work on the album in quarantine. “So I’ve actually got a lot of what I wanted to do done.”

On top of working on new Cure music, Smith says he’s also been writing and recording a new solo album and working on a movie about the history of the band.

In other news, Smith also recently appeared on a new song from Gorillaz, “Strange Timez.” The track, which is available now via digital platforms, is part of the group’s “Song Machine” series, which features an “ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators.”

Gorillaz will also release a new studio album on Oct. 23, called “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.” The set will be a compilation of previously released “Song Machine” songs, plus feature new collaborations with a bevy of big-named musicians, including Elton John, Beck, St. Vincent more.

“Song Machine, Season One” will mark Gorillaz’s follow-up to their 2018 studio release, “The Now Now.”

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