Juli­ette Lewis

Ac­tress and singer

Q (UK) - - Cure -

Dis­in­te­gra­tion (from Dis­in­te­gra­tion, 1989)

“I would al­ways play this al­bum in my car, but the song Dis­in­te­gra­tion spoke to me be­cause it had that de­spair and an­guish and it was so deeply per­sonal. I knew noth­ing of Robert’s per­sonal life, but you could only guess what it was cos it’s all in the fuck­ing song! Fas­ci­na­tion Street was the sin­gle and it drew me into the al­bum; I bought it and I just loved how this song was charg­ing ahead. It felt like he went through all he was de­scrib­ing in the track but then he’s able to move past it, be­cause of the drive in it. I was in Los An­ge­les, I’d just fin­ished Nat­u­ral Born Killers, I’d gone through my own per­sonal tor­nado so it was a track that spoke to me and that I needed, and I feel that’s what a lot of The Cure’s mu­sic is. It’s not just easy, fun, pop lis­ten­ing, they’re a band you need. There’s such a po­etry and depth of mean­ing to this song. ‘Through the glass of the roof/Through the roof of your mouth/Through the mouth of your eye/Through the eye of the nee­dle/It’s eas­ier for me to get closer to Heaven/Than ever feel whole again…’ – now I’m geek­ing out! Whole body with chills, all that shit spoke to me and I was just so thank­ful for­ever for all things Cure, but par­tic­u­larly this song. At that time in my life, I needed it.”

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