For the last several months, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has been hyping up the release of a new solo album, his first in 25 years. Today, he’s revealed more details about the LP, which he’s dubbed, Is This the Life We Really Want?.
It consists of 12 new songs recorded with Radiohead’s go-to producer, Nigel Godrich, who also contributed sound collages, keyboards, and guitar work to the album. Other collaborators included Atoms For Peace drummer Joey Waronker and Brooklyn indie pop band Lucius.
A press release describes the album’s contents as an “unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times.” Waters himself previously said the album was “part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish.” Most of all, though, the forthcoming LP is about love, Waters explained. “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.”
Is This the Life We Really Want? is due for release on June 2nd, with pre-orders beginning this Friday. In support, Waters will soon embark on his massive 54-date “US + Them” tour. Find the most up-to-date itinerary here.
Is This the Life We Really Want? Artwork:
Is This the Life We Really Want? Tracklist:
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
Watch a previously revealed teaser trailer for the album: