Yes has officially acknowledged it's at work on its next album, the followup to 2011's "Fly From Here."
The group posted five photos on its Facebook page showing the group members with producer Roy Thomas Baker at a studio in Los Angeles.
The page is titled "In the Studio -- 2014" and captioned "Yes embark on the recording of their latest album." It will be the group's first studio effort with current frontman Jon Davison, who replaced an ailing Benoit David in 2012.
Bassist Chris Squire tells us that having Davison in the creative process is refreshing:
"What's exciting about it for me is it's gonna be our first album with Jon Davison as the vocalist, and…and the difference between Jon Davison and Benoit David is that Jon is a pretty good writer and has been doing that for quite awhile. So his input into the band collaboration along together with everyone else is gonna put another slant on Yes, I hope, and we'll come up with something fresh."
Davison came to Yes after tenures in the groups Glass Hammer and Sky Cries Mary. Squire says Yes hopes to have the album out this summer.
Meanwhile, the group begins a Canadian tour on March 19 in Victoria, B.C., and will embark on its Cruise to the Edge on April 7 from Miami. A European tour begins April 29 in the U.K.