What is the blackest black, the bleakest bleak? According to Roger O’Donnell of The Cure, fans of the band are going to find out when the group releases its long-awaited and much-discussed new album.
“Four years ago, I said to Robert, ‘We have to make one more record,” O’Donnell told Classic Pop (via NME). “It has to be the most intense, saddest, most dramatic and most emotional record we’ve ever made, and then we can just walk away from it.’ He agreed. Listening to the demos, it is that record. I think everybody will be happy with it.” Considering that The Cure are responsible for some the most intense and most dramatic albums of all-time already (see Pornography and Disintegration for starters), it’s something of which O’Donnell is well aware.
“The problem is, it’s twelve years since the last album so it becomes precious,” he explained. “When you’ve got a back catalogue like The Cure, it’s a lot to live up to. Robert has said, ‘if The Cure say any more, it had better be important and it had better be fucking good.’ It is, it’s going to be an amazing record,” O’Donnell shared, adding one caveat. Don’t spend too much time watching the calendar: “I just suggest a little patience.”