Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Roger Waters releases video for Latin charity song with Eric Clapton and Shakira

Roger Waters has released a video for “The Child Will Fly”, a song he recorded in 2008 for Fundacion Alas, a foundation to help improve health and education for children in Latin America.

The tune features a Waters’ collaboration with Shakira, Eric Clapton and Gustavo Cerati.

Pink Floyd fan site Brain Damage reports the theme song was intended to help raise awareness about the importance of early education as a tool for children, with financial and cultural projects hopefully opening a world of greater possibilities.

Waters filmed the video two years ago, while in Buenos Aires to perform a series of Wall concerts at the Estadio River Plate.

Last fall, Waters revealed that he is working on his first rock album in more than two decades.

"I finished a demo of it last night," he told Rolling Stone in November. "It's 55 minutes long. It's songs and theater as well. I don't want to give too much away, but it's couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it's a quest. It's about an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children."

Waters, whose last rock album was 1992’s “Amused To Death”, said he's not sure if he'll support the new project with a tour.

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