In a recent interview with Finland’s KaaosTV Joey Tempest revealed that Europe are thinking about making a new album. “Everybody is collecting ideas individually,” he said (see video below). “And that’s how we start. And sometimes we start something we call the ‘Sunday club,’ where every Sunday you contribute an idea, we e-mail an idea to each other. So we may do that again. It’s kind of good, because it keeps you on your toes, it keeps you producing stuff at home. And then you get the ball rolling. And as soon as you get two or three great ideas going, then it starts rolling. And then you come into that six-month period before the recording, where we meet up and we rehearse together.”
He continued: “We send a lot of ideas in different ways. We write in many different ways. Me and Mic [Michaeli] meet up sometimes, the keyboard player, and I play drums and sing and he plays keyboards, and we jam for two days straight. So we have 12 to 13 hours of material that I go back to London to sift through. And then I sift through all the jamming bits and I take that bit and that bit and that bit, send it back to Mic and say, ‘What do you think of this?’ And then we start. That’s how a lot of great EUROPE tracks have come about — me and Mic just jamming and picking out the best bits.”