Roger Waters kondigt een nieuw rock-album aan, zijn eerste in 25 jaar: Is This The Life We Really Want? komt uit op 2 juni.
NEW ROGER WATERS ALBUM, IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT?, SET FOR GLOBAL RELEASE FRIDAY, JUNE 2
MONUMENTAL ROGER WATERS US + THEM NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
KICKS OFF FRIDAY, MAY 26
Roger Waters, de drijvende, creatieve kracht en bepalend songwriter achter Pink Floyd, kondigt vandaag zijn eerste rock-album in 25 jaar tijd aan, Is This The Life We Really Want?. Het album kan vanaf morgen ge preordered worden en komt uit op 2 Juni 2 via Columbia Records. Producer van dienst was Nigel Godrich, bekend van zijn werk met Radiohead, Beck, U2 en McCartney.
Roger Waters' last studio album, 1992's Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. The long-awaited follow-up, 2017’s Is This The Life We Really Want?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times. Waters’ forthcoming LP serves as a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as Animals and The Wall.
Produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, "From the Basement"), Is This The Life We Really Want? includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.
The physical album release includes a double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket and a 4-panel soft pack CD. All album formats, physical and digital, are available for pre-order starting April 21.
The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.
Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want? include: "When We Were Young," "Déjà vu," "The Last Refugee," "Picture That," "Broken Bones," "The Life We Really Want," "A Bird In A Gale," "The Most Beautiful Girl," "Smell the Roses," "Wait For Her," "Oceans Apart," and "Part of Me Died." The lyrics for ‘Wait for Her’ were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her),” by Mahmoud Darwish.
Is This The Life We Really Want? Tracklist
1. When We Were Young
2. Déjà Vu
3. The Last Refugee
4. Picture That
5. Broken Bones
6. Is This The Life We Really Want?
7. Bird In A Gale
8. The Most Beautiful Girl
9. Smell The Roses
10. Wait For Her
11. Oceans Apart
12. Part of Me Died