2019 is shaping up to be one huge year for The Cure, with the group now announcing the release date of their long-awaited new album.

If you’re a fan of The Cure, then you’ve undoubtedly been hanging out for a new album for quite some time.

Although Robert Smith has occasionally hinted at the end of the band for a number of years, the fact that we’ve now gone more than a decade since the group’s last album, 4:13 Dream, definitely had fans a little on edge.

However, in recent months, Smith has been exciting everyone by revealing that their latest album is done and dusted. Now, with the group being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, we’ve received some more news about the latest album.

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Speaking to Rolling Stone, Robert Smith explained that after playing their 1989 Disintegration on tour, he wanted to recapture the sound of the band during that era.

“Because it’s the anniversary of Disintegration, I was thinking about how we did that, and how we turned that into something and what my mindset was,” Smith explained.

“A key part of it was everyone being away from home, being away from everything they loved and being in one place at the same time. So for the first time in 20 years, we went into a studio — we actually went into the studio where they did ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ funnily enough.”

“It’s a great studio in the middle of nowhere. We just played music for three weeks. And it’s great. I know everyone says that. But it really is fucking great.”

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As for what the new record sounds like, Robert Smith notes that he’s “still doom and gloom, with the new record undoubtedly going to “delight” hardcore fans of the band.

“It’s so dark. It’s incredibly intense,” he explained. “And I’ve waited 10 years to do something that means something. It’s going to work really well.”

“I’m not sure how much of it we’ll play this summer at festivals. It’s not really festival music. The songs are like 10 minutes, 12 minutes long. We recorded 19 songs. So I have no idea what to do now.”

“The others are saying, ‘Triple album!’ I’m saying, no let’s not,” he continued. “I’ll pick six or maybe eight songs and do like a single album.”

“But I think it will delight our hardcore fans. And probably really, really infuriate everyone else. At my age, I’m still doom and gloom.”

Of course, the big question on everyone’s lips is when we’ll actually get the new record. However, in typical Robert Smith fashion, you can probably guess when the record might finally see the light of day.

“We’ll finish it before we start in the summer, and it’ll be mixed through the summer,” Smith explained. “And then so release date, I don’t know, October? Halloween! Come on!”

Whenever we get the new record, we’re certain that it will be worth the wait, finally putting an end to the longest gap between albums for the band to date.

In related news, The Cure are set to appear in Australia this May as part of Sydney’s Vivid LIVE celebrations. Check out the tour dates below.

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The Cure Vivid LIVE 2019 Dates

Friday, 24th May
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, 25th May
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Monday, 27th May
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Tuesday, 28th May
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW