Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Roger Waters debuts Wait For Her video

Roger Waters has issued a video for the track, “Wait For Her”, from his recently-released album, “Is This The Life We Really Want?”

The clip was coproduced by Waters and longtime collaborator Sean Evans, who previously collaborated on the 2015 concert film, “Roger Waters: The Wall”, which documented the bassist’s 3-year solo tour using the legendary 1979 Pink Floyd album as its centerpiece.

“Wait For Her” mixes footage of Waters and his band performing in a studio while a flamenco dancer prepares for a performance.

"We met Azzura, the actress/dancer, while doing a casting for the part in 'The Last Refugee,'" Evans tells Rolling Stone. "That part called for a woman who was an experienced flamenco dancer and who could convincingly have a mother/daughter interaction with a child actress. Azzura was perfect: she’s a trained dancer and when not dancing, she works with kids.

“She did such a fantastic job during the filming of 'The Last Refugee,' that Roger and I wanted to include her in 'Wait for Her.' The song has a yearning that we felt a band performance alone wouldn’t quite address."

The director reveals the two videos are related, while added that he and Waters have ideas for further chapters in the story.

"It is sort of a continuation and also sort of a prelude," Evans explains. "They are companion pieces, but are not meant to live in linear time with each other. Both were intentionally created that way and are meant to be open to interpretation."

Waters recorded “Is This The Life We Really Want?” with producer Nigel Godrich in London and Los Angeles.

The former Pink Floyd bassist is currently performing material from the project on his 2017 Us + Them North American tour, which he launched in Kansas City, MO on May 26.

Roger Waters
Us & Them North American tour 2017

Jul 20 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Jul 22 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jul 23 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jul 26 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jul 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
Aug 02 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug 04 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Aug 08 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug 09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug 13 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Sep 07 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Sep 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Sep 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Sep 15 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Sep 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Sep 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Sep 23 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Sep 24 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
Sep 27 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sep 28 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct 02 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct 03 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct 06 - Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Oct 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Oct 16 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Oct 22 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Oct 24 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
Oct 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

See also:

VIDEO: David Gilmour previews Live At Pompeii worldwide cinema event
David Gilmour: Live At Pompeii concert film to debut in theaters
VIDEO: Roger Waters launches North American tour in Kansas City
VIDEO: Roger Waters premieres The Last Refugee
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