Is This The Life You Really Want? is due for release mid 2017, a 12-track record he describes as “part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish.”‘
Roger Waters has broken a two decade silence by announcing Is This The Life You Really Want?, co-helmed by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
Waters’ first LP since 1992’s Amused to Death, it is described in a press release as an “unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times.”
The record is due out on June 2nd, to coincide with the massive North American Us + Them tour Waters will be embarking on.
Here is the track listing:
Is This the Life We Really Want?:
01 When We Were Young
02 Déjà Vu
03 The Last Refugee
04 Picture That
05 Broken Bones
06 Is This the Life We Really Want?
07 Bird in a Gale
08 The Most Beautiful Girl
09 Smell the Roses
10 Wait for Her
11 Oceans Apart
12 Part of Me Died
Catch a preview of the album below, via Waters’ Facebook:
See Waters in the studio with Godrich in the clip he shared last month, complete with a chunky chunky Pink Floyd bass line:
While Waters has had a pretty clear political agenda in recent times, he did go on to say that the new record was, at it’s heart, about love:
“It’s pondering … 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.”
Via Consequence of Sound.