Robert Smith discusses ‘Songs Of A Lost World,’ a forthcoming album, their impending tour and his relationship with bassist Simon Gallup. The Cure spoke about the progress of their long-awaited new album, ‘Songs Of A Lost World,’ as well as their upcoming tour.
Smith revealed earlier this year that one of the band’s long-awaited “merciless” new albums would be “real very soon,” and that it would be called ‘Songs Of A Lost World.’ Smith had previously teased the band’s long-awaited “merciless” new record.
Then on 19th May, after winning the Icon Award at the Ivor Novellos with bandmate and song-writing partner Simon Gallup, Smith assured fans that the record was on the way and would be released before their upcoming winter tour.
Smith claimed the album ‘doesn’t have very much light on it’ and sounds ‘more like ‘Disintegration’ than ‘Head On The Door’,’ when asked about the themes and nature of the long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream.’
Smith described what the honour meant and why their song-writing partnership worked while winning their Ivor Icon Award with Gallup, with whom he has been a member of The Cure’s line-up since 1978 and 1979, respectively.
Gallup announced his departure from The Cure in August of last year. He did, however, tell a fan on social media in October that he was still a member of the band. The bassist joined Smith on stage at the Ivors tonight, but he didn’t give an acceptance speech.
Smith’s most recent public appearances was at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, where he won the Best Song In The UK Award for his Chvrches collaboration ‘How Not To Drown.’ He performed the track live for the first time alongside a cover of The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven,’ and then again at Chvrches’ Brixton Academy headline show a week later.