Peter Gabriel Releases New Song “So Much (Dark-Side Mix)”
British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel released the seventh single called “So Much (Dark-Side Mix)” from his upcoming tenth studio album “i/o” on July 3, 2023.
The track was written and produced by Peter Gabriel.
“I was trying purposefully not to be clever with this. I wanted to get a very simple chorus but one which still had some substance to the harmony and melody. Something that was easy to digest but still had a bit of character to it, Peter Gabriel said of dong. So Much is about mortality, getting old, all the bright, cheerful subjects, but I think when you get to my sort of age you either run away from mortality or you jump into it and try and live life to the full and that always seems to make a lot more sense to me. The countries that seem most alive are those that have death as part of their culture.”
He continued, “The reason I chose So Much as a title is because I'm addicted to new ideas and all sorts of projects. I get excited by things and want to jump around and do different things. I love being in a mess of so much! And yet it also means there's just so much time, or whatever it is, available. Balancing them both is what the song is about.”
The new album is expected to be released in 2023.
The single cover art was created by Henry Hudson.
Peter Gabriel said, “I started looking at Henry's work and thought it was great. He's done some dense and intricate work with plasticine, but then he also has this other more expressionist, horizon work with different colours and they're very simple and pure. I connected quite strongly with him.”
He added, “The works where Henry's got horizons are minimalist in a way. They are quite layered and there's a physicality or three-dimensional element to the way he puts the work together. The idea of cutting the horizon in a different colour, in this case he wanted it to be yellow, and then effectively letting it bleed onto the painting I thought was beautiful and powerful. In the one sense, the horizon is the infinite but it's also the limit. It had some good symbolism. I think it's a great piece of work.”
“There's a universalness about the song,' Henry Hudson said. “I think the relationship between that song and my horizon lines are quite poignant – dealing with our understanding of what time is, dealing with voids or horizons or places that can appear to be closer or further away.”
Photo by Romana Makówka
Background photo by York Tillyer
- source : Apple Music