Peter Gabriel Releases New Song “The Court (Dark-Side Mix)”
British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel released a new song “The Court (Dark-Side Mix)” on February 5, 2023.
The song is the second single off of his upcoming tenth studio album “i/o”, following "Panopticom (Bright Side Mix)" released back in January.
It was written and produced by Peter Gabriel.
He recorded the song at Real World Studios in Wiltshire and The Beehive in London, featuring contributions from Brian Eno alongside Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché.
Also, his daughter Melanie Gabriel joined in the track as backing vocals.
Peter Gabriel said of the song, “I had this idea for 'the court will rise' chorus, so it became a free-form, impressionistic lyric that connected to justice, but there's a sense of urgency there. A lot of life is a struggle between order and chaos and in some senses the justice or legal system is something that we impose to try and bring some element of order to the chaos. That's often abused, it's often unfair and discriminatory but at the same time it's probably an essential part of a civilised society. But we do need to think sometimes about how that is actually realised and employed.”
The song is partly inspired by the work of NAMATI whose mission is to provide people around the world access to justice they may not otherwise be able to afford.
“I recommend you check them out,' sPeter Gabriel said. “They do a brilliant job assembling teams around the world to help with different issues.”
The track is accompanied by a cover image that depicts the ritual installation Lifting the Curse by artist and sculptor Tim Shaw.
The new album is expected to be released in 2023. It is his first album in 12 years since the 2011 album “New Blood”.
Photo by Nadav Kander
Background photo by York Tillyer
- source : Spotify