Peter Gabriel Announces New Album “i/o”, Shares New Song “And Still (Dark-Side Mix)”
British singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel has announced his tenth studio album “i/o” will be released on December 1, 2023.
It is his first album in 12 years since the 2011 album “New Blood”. But as his new material, it is the first album in 21 years since 2002 album “Up”.
The album comprises 12-track, written and produced by Peter Gabriel. He recored the album mostly at Real World Studios and Peter's home studio.
Peter Gabriel said of the album, “After a years-worth of full moon releases, I'm very happy to see all these new songs back together on the good ship i/o and ready for their journey out into the world.”
All 12 tracks are subject to two stereo mixes: the Bright-Side Mix, handled by Mark “Spike” Stent, and the Dark-Side Mix, as reshaped by Tchad Blake.
Peter Gabriel added, “We have two of the greatest mixers in the world in Tchad and Spike and they definitely bring different characters to the songs. Tchad is very much a sculptor building a journey with sound and drama, Spike loves sound and assembling these pictures, so he's more of a painter.”
From the album, he released a new song “And Still (Dark-Side Mix)” on October 27, 2023.
The song is the eleventh single off of the album. The track features the solo cello by the New Blood Orchestra's Ian Burdge.
“I wrote a song for my dad a number of years back, which I was actually able to play him, which was 'Father, Son'. When my mum died, I wanted to do something for her, but it's taken a while before I felt comfortable and distant enough to be able to write something.
'I was trying also to write a little bit in the style of the music that my parents responded to, so I think there is some music from the 40s probably that had an influence on the song. In the middle I wanted to write my mum a beautiful melody. She loved classical music, so we have a beautiful cello playing there. It took a while to get that right, it can't be too emotional or too underplayed, but I think we got there in the end.”
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- source : Apple Music