Thursday, January 12, 2017

VIDEO: Roger Waters previews first album in 25 years

Roger Waters is sharing a short video preview of work in the studio on his first original album in 25 years.

Waters has teamed with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on the record, which follows 2005’s opera project, “Ça Ira”, and 1992’s “Amused To Death.”

"We've got some really good work in the can," the bassist told Rolling Stone at Desert Trip last October. “We did some work in London and in Los Angeles.”

Waters first revealed plans for the concept album in 2013, saying “It's about an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children."

“So I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish,” he explained last fall. “I played this to Nigel, and he goes, ‘Oh, I like that little bit’ – about two minutes long – ‘and that bit.’ And so we've been working.

“I've also been falling in love, deeply in love,” he added. “So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It's pondering not just why we are killing the children. It's also the question of how do we take these moments of love – if we are granted any in our lives – and allow that love to shine on the rest of existence, on others.”

Waters will debut at least some of the album on a North American tour that starts in Kansas City, MO on May 26.

"We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret," he says. "It'll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things. Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It'll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

See also:

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