In anticipation of their thirteenth album, The Cure release a new single and its music video on August 13.
Circling around the number 13, The Cure have chosen to spawn singles on the particular date in anticipation of their thirteenth album's release. Another single, "The Perfect Boy" has been lifted from the long-delayed album on August 13, marking itself as the fourth one. On the same day, a black and white music video is released in support.
The upcoming album will be the band's first release in four years after releasing a self-titled album in 2004. It was meant to be a double album due to its 33 final pieces but frontman Robert Smith decided to cut it half for another album. The thirteenth album is scheduled to hit the stores on October 13.
Meanwhile, the first four singles from the album have been remixed by fellow rock stars such as Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars, Jade Pudget of AFI and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way. "The Perfect Boy" in particular will receive remix from Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. All of the revamped versions are compiled in a September 13 EP called "Hypnagogic States" which artist royalties will go to The International Red Cross.
The Cure, "The Perfect Boy":