Ex-Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters makes first album in 25 years

By AFP
Published: April 21, 2017
SHARES
Email
PHOTO:FILE

PHOTO:FILE

PHOTO:FILE PHOTO:FILE

Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters will release his first rock album in a quarter of a century this June, his record company said on Thursday.

Is This The Life We Really Want? features 12 new tracks from the highly political singer-songwriter, whose lyrical talent was at the heart of Pink Floyd’s legendary albums The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon.

PHOTO:FILE

PHOTO:FILE

Columbia Records said the album was a “forthright commentary on the modern world and on uncertain times” and a “natural successor” to Pink Floyd’s Animals and The Wall albums.

The English-born star is about to embark on a North American tour called “Us + Them” at the end of May before taking in Asia and Europe next year.

Donald Trump was obsessed with me: Kristen Stewart

A fierce critic of US President Donald Trump, Waters delighted audiences in Mexico City last year with a rendition of the 1977 Pink Floyd song Pigs (Three Different Ones), where he showed doctored images of Trump with a machine gun outside the White House and giving a Nazi salute.

He later likened the billionaire’s rise to that of Adolf Hitler.

And on the day Trump was inaugurated in January, Waters, 73, declared on Facebook that “the resistance begins today.”

Columbia said the album, produced by Nigel Godrich, who has previously worked with Radiohead, Beck and U2, will be released on June 2.

Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below. 

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (1)

  • Shakeel Mahota
    Apr 21, 2017 - 12:30PM

    It is really great to see comeback of Roger Waters after 25 year…A clear purpose has reignited singing passion of this amazing vocalist… Recommend

More in Life & Style