Song is lifted from Waters' first solo album in 25 years, 'Is This The Life We Really Want?'
Roger Waters has performed his new single ‘Déjà Vu’ live on US television.
The Pink Floyd co-founder will release his first solo album in 25 years, entitled ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’, on June 2. It is his first LP since 1992’s ‘Amused To Death’ and has been produced and mixed with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
After Waters shared the album’s lead single ‘Smell The Roses’, he recently unveiled ‘Déjà Vu‘. Watch his live performance of the track with an orchestra from last night’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Waters’ new record has been described as an “unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times” and sees Waters collaborate with musicians including Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning Jr (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.
The former Pink Floyd man has apparently drawn inspiration from the antipathy he feels toward the Trump administration, as well as a dramatic radio play he had been writing before working on the LP about a man and his granddaughter investigating why children were being killed in faraway lands. “Two or three of the songs from that idea are on this album,” he said. “Nigel Godrich persuaded me that for the purposes of a rock & roll record, which is what this is, he felt my theatrical idea – I’d written the whole thing as a radio play – was less than ideal.”
The album’s artwork and full tracklisting are below:
‘When We Were Young’
‘The Last Refugee’
‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’
‘Bird In A Gale’
‘The Most Beautiful Girl’
‘Smell The Roses’
‘Wait For Her’
‘Part of Me Died’