Published Aug 29, 2011In recent years, new wave heroes the Cure have kept themselves busy with reissues and high-profile collaborations. According to leader Robert Smith, he's now turning his attention to the long-overdue sequel to 2008's 4:13 Dream.
In an interview with Hot Press [via Slicing Up Eyeballs/Chain of Flowers], the songwriter admitted that his bandmates have lost their enthusiasm for the much-delayed LP, which was once tentatively pegged for a 2009 release.
Smith revealed, "I expect it will come out as a half-finished sort of thing. I'm not sure if the band wants to complete it, which is sort of the elephant in the room. What happened to the second half of the album? No one mentions it!"
Smith said that he has two more collaborations forthcoming, but is currently unable to speak about them. After they come out, however, that may be the last we hear from the songwriter until the second part of 4:13 Dream finally arrives.
"I gave myself a deadline of this month to start thinking about Cure stuff again," he explained. "I think between now and this time next year, the Cure will take precedence over anything else. Until I get the second half of this album out, I won't do another collaboration."
In a 2008 blog post, Smith suggested that the 4:13 Dream sequel would be darker in tone that the original album.
In addition to a new album from the Cure, forthcoming music from Smith includes a tribute to John Martyn and a possible release from the Glove, his long-dormant duo with Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin.