Peter Gabriel Releases New Song “Road to Joy (Bright-Side Mix)”
British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel released the sixth single called “Road to Joy (Bright-Side Mix)” from his upcoming tenth studio album “i/o” on June 4, 2023.
The track was written by Peter Gabriel and produced by Brian Eno, featuring Soweto Gospel Choir.
He recorded the song at at Real World Studios, Bath, The Beehive and British Grove, London and High Seas Studios, South Africa.
Peter Gabriel said of the song, “I'm working on a project which is partly a story focused around the brain and how we perceive things and this song connects to that. It deals with near-death experience and locked-in syndrome situations where people are unable to communicate or to move. It's an amazingly frustrating condition. There have been some great books and films about this subject, but at this point in our story the people looking after our hero manage to find a way to wake him up. So, it's a lyric about coming back into your senses, back to life, back into the world.”
He continued, “It was actually very late in the record that we got to this. There had been a song that musically I'd started, I think, around the OVO project called Pukka. It was very different to this, but it was actually the starting point for coming back to this song. I just felt there was a good groove there, and I wanted something else with rhythm and so we tried a few things when I was working with Brian Eno. The excitement and energy in the song was something that I was getting off on. I felt we didn't have enough of that for this record.”
The new album is expected to be released later this year. It is his first body of work in 12 years since the 2011 album “New Blood”.
To date, “Panopticom”, “The Court”, “The Court”, “i/o”, and “Four Kinds Of Horses” have been released from the album.
Peter Gabriel is currently touring hrough October 21, 2023.
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- source : Apple Music