Hurts Begin Work On New Album


Manchester-based pop band Hurts have begun writing new songs for album number three!! In an interview with Gigwise, Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft says, “For us, it’s always really exciting because we never really know where we’re going. I guess we make pop music, but there are lots of different forms that it can take and we never really know where it’s going to until we start making music.”

Hutchcraft also says that they are keeping their options open in terms of the musical direction they are heading. “We’ve started writing songs, but there’s a variety of paths that we can go down. We always try to make an album that covers all points of interest and I think that we’re developing.”

Adding: “Doing these two records and pushing it to the extreme in a pop sense with a song like ‘Stay’ and then turning around and doing the opposite, we now know the boundaries in which we exist. It’s definitely not going to be a long a wait this time, we want to keep working.”

It also appears we won’t be waiting another 2+ years for their next record. “The gap between albums last time was two and a half years, which was because we got swept up in it and had no time, but now we’re constantly making music and new things for the next record.”

I adore their 2010 debut album, Happiness, but I was more than a little disappointed with the follow-up, Exile. I am holding out hope that they will return to the synthpop sound that fits them so well.

Jared Braden

Jared Braden is a music enthusiast and blogger who loves all things pop and dance. He is always on the lookout for new and exciting pop acts to bring to you.