Peter Gabriel Releases New Song “Four Kinds of Horses (Bright-Side Mix)”
British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel released a new song “Four Kinds of Horses (Bright-Side Mix)” on May 5, 2023.
The song is the fifth single off of his upcoming tenth studio album “i/o”.
The track was written and produced by Peter Gabrie with production by Richard Russell.
He recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, The Beehive and Copper House in London.
Also, British record producer Brian Eno joined in the song on synths, which “sounded like electric worms to me,” Peter Gabriel said. “As soon as I heard one I thought they would make a great three dimensional wall paper of sound and asked Brian to create eleven more.”
Peter Gabriel said of the song, “Four Kinds of Horses actually began on Richard Russell's project 'Everything Is Recorded'. He's a friend (and founder of XL Records) and he asked me to pop in to his studio. I came up with some chords, melodies and words on top of a groove he was working on. We tried a few things that didn't altogether work and so it laid dormant for quite a while. Then I started playing around with it again and changed the mood and the groove and something else began to emerge with a better chorus.”
He continued, “There were a number of things that triggered ideas for the song as it developed, including the Buddhist parable of the Four Kinds of Horses, which describes different ways a student can approach their spiritual practice.”
He added, “There is also a focus on 'the interesting overlap of religion and peace on the one hand and violence and terrorism on the other. There was also a wonderful film by Hany Abu-Assad called 'Paradise Now' which shows two young men who end up being trained to become terrorists and it's a real insight into where the head goes.'”
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- source : Apple Music