Roger Waters, the creative power and song writing force behind Pink Floyd, recently announced his first rock album in 25 years, Is This The Life We Really Want?. The album will be released globally on Friday, June 2 on Columbia Records featuring the single “Smell The Roses:”
Waters will launch his North American Us + Them Tour in Kansas City, MO on Friday, May 26. The Us + Them Tour runs through October 28, concluding in Vancouver, BC.
Roger Waters’ last studio album, 1992’s Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. The long-awaited follow-up, 2017’s Is This The Life We Really Want?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times. Waters’ forthcoming LP serves as a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as Animals and The Wall.more...
Produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, “From the Basement”), Is This The Life We Really Want? includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.
The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards), and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.
Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want? include: “When We Were Young,” “Déjà vu,” “The Last Refugee,” “Picture That,” “Broken Bones,” “The Life We Really Want,” “A Bird In A Gale,” “The Most Beautiful Girl,” “Smell the Roses,” “Wait For Her,” “Oceans Apart,” and “Part of Me Died.” The lyrics for ‘Wait for Her’ were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of “Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her),” by Mahmoud Darwish.
Roger Waters isn’t shy about sharing his political views. He’s been forthcoming with his liberal commentary in the last year more than ever, and the visuals which accompany his new tour, Us + Them, are rife with anti-Trump messages. But Waters says he’s prepared for any backlash he might be subject to for his art. … Continue reading Roger Waters Talks New Album, the Human Race and Politics
Following the release of his highly anticipated solo album, Is This The Life We Really Want? earlier this week, Roger Waters will appear on CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday in support of the new album. Check your local listings for air times. Waters, who as one of the creative powers and songwriting forces behind Pink … Continue reading Roger Waters To Appear on CBS Sunday Morning This Sunday
I was invited by a promoter friend of mine, Danny Zelisko to attend the Roger Waters dress rehearsal of his new show Us + Them held for family and friends. It took place at the Meadowlands arena, and although some press and radio folks were invited, mostly the audience was, indeed, family and friends of … Continue reading Roger Waters Dress Rehearsal Us + Them Tour — Spectacular!