Robert Smith, front man of The Cure, did not sit still during the lockdown. Not only did he work on new material for the band; he also wrote songs for a real solo album. That‘s what the singer and guitarist of the rock band told BBC Radio 6 Music.
Smith (61) was at the station to tell about the collaboration with Gorillaz, the project of Blur-frontman Damon Albarn. Because he wasn’t distracted by all kinds of peripheral issues, the musician was able to continue to work, according to his own words. As a result, 2020 is becoming a very productive year for him. “I have been able to do everything I wanted to do”, he looks back on the past period.
He didn‘t want to say too much about the solo album, but new material from The Cure is also on its way. The album is now finished. Robert describes the last track of the album as “10 minutes of intense doom and gloom” In addition, he was also sorting out and digitising old material for a film about the history of The Cure.
When the album of The Cure and Smith’s solo album will be released is still unclear.