In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Matthews revealed that he is working on a new Dave Matthews Band studio album. The album, which will be the eighth from the Dave Matthews Band will also be a follow-up to the group’s 2012 album Away From The World. Matthews also revealed in the interview that DMB will be working with long-time producer Rob Cavallo and engineer Doug McKean, both of which worked on the group’s 2009 effort Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King.
However, if you are expecting the band’s newest album to be “vintage Dave Matthews” you might be in for a surprise. Matthews told Rolling Stone:
“I’ve been in the studio trying to get a couple of things ready for the band to go back in, having fun. I’m just trying to come up with something that doesn’t sound like the past.”
“There are some songs the band has been playing for a long time,” he teases. “And then whenever I start messing around in the studio, I start writing, so hopefully we can come up with something worth listening to.”
In the meantime, the band are set to tour South Africa starting on November 30th.