Peter Murphy may be on the road playing Bauhaus songs at the moment, but his next batch of new music won't be far behind.
The singer is eyeing an early 2014 release for "Lion," the follow-up to 2011's "Ninth." The album was hatched during sessions with producer Youth, an old friend who Murphy got together with "just to see how it went. We did it ourselves, just like a week to see what would go over, and basically we did the album in four and a half days. It was like dropping off the edge of a cliff and no turning back, and it was really exciting."
Murphy describes the "Lion" material as "a mixture of stuff, almost like operas for the dispossessed. Its' very romantic and very deep and emotional, quite symphonic in places, but then becomes, like, a rabble-rousing pirate sea shanty. It's a mixture of 'The White Album,' which goes into 'Helter Skelter,' and kind of 'I Am the Walrus' type of arrangement stuff. It's a lot -- kind of like, 'Who is that person? How can he imagine he can do all that?' I just think I'm out of place, really. I'm like (David) Bowie, Iggy (Pop), Frank Sinatra, Elvis (Presley) all rolled into one, and it's kind of like, 'What planet did he come from?' "