Saturday 20 January 2018

Roger Waters announces first solo studio album in 25 years

By Joe Nerssessian

Is This The Life We Really Want? is out on June 2.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is to release his first solo studio album for 25 years.

Described as an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times, Is This The Life We Really Want? includes a track titled The Last Refugee.

The 12-track record, out on June 2, includes appearances from Lucius singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Proctor and is the former Floyd bassist and frontman’s first studio album since 1992 release Amused To Death.

Roger, who earlier this year revealed he would consider performing on the border between the US and Mexico as a protest against President Donald Trump, drew inspiration from Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s Lesson From The Kama Sutra on the record.

The album artwork shows lines of redacted text, with only the broken sentence “Is this the life we really want?” left visible.

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