Recently interviewed by “Behind The Vinyl” podcast, Europe singer Joey Tempest talked about the band’s upcoming new album, following 2017’s “Walk The Earth”.
During the interview, Tempest said:
“What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna start recording next year, together with a documentary we hope [to have] out in the autumn, a Europe documentary [and] a box set, hopefully, of all the albums. But definitely a 40th-anniversary tour [for the first Europe album].
”We don’t feel like we wanna compete too much without a new album, so what we’re gonna do is we want to record new music and release one or two [pieces] of new music next year, and then will be the big release the following year.
”That’s at least what we’re planning right now. ‘Cause, there’s so much going on next year. And [we want to] focus on the documentary and the 40th-anniversary tour and some other things.”
Asked further if the box set will contain any previously unreleased material, the singer replied:
”We haven’t gotten that far, because the thing with Europe is we don’t have that much extra stuff. Some bands have loads. Of course, we can [include] live stuff, we can do that, but from the studio, there’s not much. We’ve been boring like that. We come in with 12 songs and we come out with 12 songs. How did that happen?
”We should have 20 and taken 10 and kept 10. So, whether there’s gonna be new songs involved in that, I don’t think so. But the box set will a great vinyl box set with all the records, hopefully. Whether we put something else in there, we have to talk about it.