Ex-Pink Floyd frontman also talks about the band's recent social media reunion
Roger Waters has confirmed he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
The former Pink Floyd frontman said he has spent the last year working on a new record, his first since his 1992 LP ‘Amused To Death’.
“We’ve got some really good work in the can,” he said. “Nigel’s really good. He said to me, ‘People always want to do these long records. How long was ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon?’ I said 38 minutes.
“But there are no constraints on records now because nobody pays you anything for them. So everything’s off the table. I so feel for young musicians, knowing that all of your work will be stolen, and nobody wants to pay you. It also means you can say anything you want. Well, I’ve always said anything I’ve wanted anyway.”
He continued: I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish. I played this to Nigel, and he goes, ‘Oh, I like that little bit’ – about two minutes long – ‘and that bit’.” And so we’ve been working.
“I’ve also been falling in love, deeply in love. So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It’s pondering not just why we are killing the children. It’s also 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.”
He also spoke about how Pink Floyd recently “reunited” to release a joint statement, condemning Israeli forces over the detention of female activists sailing to Gaza.
“It is an issue I care about deeply,” Waters told Rolling Stone. “I knew the women – one of whom I know [Mairead Maguire, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate from Northern Ireland], all of whom I admire – were going to try and get through the blockade. And we knew they would be arrested.
“I was really happy that Dave [Gilmour] and Nick [Mason] joined me on this, to be finally united with them, taking this stance.”