Roger Waters is working on a new album
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 October 2016
Roger Waters has confirmed he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, his first LP since 1992's 'Amused To Death'
Roger Waters is working on a new album with Nigel Godrich.
The former Pink Floyd frontman has confirmed he is in the studio with the Radiohead producer putting together an album to follow 1992's 'Amused To Death'.
He said: "We've got some really good work in the can. 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 ...
"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."
And Roger feels for musicians just starting out in the industry as he says "nobody pays" for music anymore.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "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."