For many, The Cure epitomized both the goth rock and hair band eras of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Such great songs as “Just Like Heaven,” “Friday, I’m in Love,” and “Pictures of You” rightfully brought the band and its lead singer, Robert Smith to the brink of worldwide superstardom. Their popularity in the United Kingdom continues to this day. While The Cure certainly deserve to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, they never quite reached the pinnacle here in the United States like U2 or Radiohead did.
Fast forward to 2010 and an electronica band from Toronto, Canada named the Crystal Castles releases a new single, with the lyrics sung by none other than, Mr. Robert Smith. Listening to the song, “I’m Not in Love” is like taking a full-speed ride in a flux capacitor equipped DeLorean right back in time to the peak of The Cure’s popularity. His great voice sounds just the same.
While electronica is not my favorite style of music, Robert Smith adds tremendous luster and pizazz to the song. Welcome back, Robert Smith. Welcome back. We have missed you voice on North American airwaves.