Robert Smith spoke to XFM after The Cure’s Royal Albert Hall show on Saturday night, clearing up some of the details about the band’s new album, 4:14 Dream. Since it was originally intended as the second half of 2008′s 4:13 Dream, the record was actually wrapped with a different lineup, making the prospect of supporting the release about as awkward as going on a date with your ex-wife while your current one sits one table over.
“We’re in a weird kind of predicament,” Smith explained. “I’ve finished singing and mixing an album that was made by a band that no longer exists … It’s a bit of a sore point, to be honest.”
The Cure won’t be playing any of the album’s songs on the road as a result; in fact, Smith is trying to write another effort with the group’s current outfit to balance things out. As for what 4:14 Dream actually sounds like, Smith said, “It’s an album that is really different to anything else we’ve done. People who want to hear it will hear it and those that don’t, don’t. They’ll just keep dancing to ‘Close to Me’ and ‘Love Cats.’”
4:14 Dream is expected through The Cure’s longtime label Fiction sometime this summer. Start your week with the classic clip for “Lovesong” down below…