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After 22 long years, Roger Waters is back with new album Is This The Life You Really Want?

After sharing a brief preview of himself and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich in the studio last month, Roger Waters has now officially announced his first solo album in 25 years.

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 is this the life you really want? new album

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:

yeah! 📸@deadskinboy

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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.

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April 21, 2017

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