In March, Robert Smith assured fans that The Cure’s long-awaited 14th album would “be real very soon.” Now, he’s a little more specific when we can expect Songs Of A Lost World.

“We will be releasing a new album,” Smith told NME.

“I get fed up of saying this now! We will be playing from October and the new album will be out before then.”

“Reeves [Gabrels] our guitar player has come over from America for the day just to finish a couple of solos, I’ve got to finish a couple of vocals,” he added.

“Essentially it’s a 12 track album. It’s there, it’s kind of half-mixed and half-finished. It’s a weird thing. It’s kind of evolved over the last two years. It hasn’t always been a good thing to have been left alone with it. You pick at it, like picking at seams, and everything falls apart.”

“It’ll be worth the wait,” Smith promised. “I think it’s the best thing we’ve done, but then I would say that. I’m not doing an Oasis when I say that, ‘IT’S THE BEST FOOKIN’ ALBUM.’ A lot of the songs are difficult to sing, and that’s why it’s taken me a while.”

The album is more than a decade in the making and will follow 2008’s 4:13 Dream.