Discussing the emotional difficulties he'd gone through during "...Like Clockwork" recording sessions, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme confirmed having all the confidence he needs to already commence work on a follow-up.
Chatting with Faster Louder, Josh explained how the recording process was still a good time for everyone. "The fact that it was hard and challenging doesn't mean I didn't like it," he said. "It doesn't mean that I want to torture myself either.
"The truth is that [there were so many] peaks and valleys and [it was] so drastic from day to day - but we still had fun together, we got along the whole time," the frontman added, along with an interesting comparison. "It's like laughing in the row boat to hell - you're going to hell but you're having fun on the way.
"I'm not scared now to make a record, I feel more empowered because it's like 'I made it through that which was difficult,' you know?" Homme concluded, further adding: "I get to [make records] for a living! Like, are you f--king kidding me? That's kind of crazy. So I want to get my hands dirty and that'll make me happy."
Asked about the musical direction of the fresh material, the frontman commented: "Well we certainly have a large starting point. We have songs to try and beat basically. I think we're going to chase down wherever we are at. And I don't mean to be evasive; I'm just saying I don't think we've ever copied ourselves. I would love to say 'What are your favorite parts about this record' and tell you that we'll do that again. But I know that I'd be lying. But at the same token, everything will go into that album too."
As reported, QOTSA have announced fall studio entrance, confirming "more than enough songs" ready for the new record.