The Cure’s 14th studio record has been postponed for a second time and will not hit stores until next spring, the band’s record company said on Thursday. “The album got pushed to 2008, more like an April/May release. Robert is still recording,” a Geffen Records spokeswoman said from New York, referring to the band’s frontman Robert Smith.
Smith told Reuters in an interview late last year that he was struggling to come up with lyrics to some of the 33 new songs he and the band had recorded.
The new album was originally slated to be released in May this year, then was postponed until October.
Smith said last month he wanted to release two versions of the album — a limited edition double-record mixed by him and a single CD mixed by another producer.
The Cure is currently on tour in Australia and will be playing U.S. dates in September and October.