A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel promises the group's new album will be out this spring. But it's also still a work in progress.
"We're well over the midway point and still working," the guitarist, in the midst of APC's fall tour, tells Billboard. "I've got a studio on the road, and Maynard [James Keenan]'s still working and he's still writing. It's tough on the road; I knew it was gonna be hard, but it's been tougher than I thought it would be to bet in a groove and keep going. But we're about to have a stretch here in about a week when I think it's going to be time to get a lot done."
Howerdel reports that the group has about 15 songs it's currently working on for APC's first album since 2004's Emotive. "From there we might cut away, but new things pop up all the time, too," Howerdel says. APC's new single, "The Doomed," is one of those new things; "I just kind of presented a little snippet to Maynard and he thought there was something there and asked me to kind of flesh it out into a song," Howerdel says. "So I came back with a song and he wrote it quickly, and that's one of those song that came together quicker than most."