18 October 2023
PETER GABRIEL has finally revealed the release date and the different
formats (CD/vinyl/Blu-ray) for his (only) 10th LP in 46 years. It’ll land in
time for Xmas on December 1st.
More info and pre-order facilities here.
Press statement: “12 tracks of grace, gravity and great beauty that provide welcome confirmation of not only Peter’s ongoing ability to write stop-you-in-your-tracks songs but also of that thrilling voice, still perfectly, delightfully intact. Throughout the album the intelligent and thoughtful – often thought-provoking – songs tackle life and the universe.
Our connection to the world around us – ‘I’m just a part of everything’ Peter sings on title track i/o – is a recurring motif, but so too the passing of time, mortality and grief, alongside such themes as injustice, surveillance and the roots of terrorism. But this is not a solemn record. While reflective, the mood is never despondent; i/o is musically adventurous, often joyous and ultimately full of hope, topped off as it is, by the rousingly optimistic closing song, Live and Let Live.”
Gabriel already shared 10 tracks out of 12. Play them all here.
– PANOPTICOM –
– THE COURT –
– PLAYING FOR TIME –
– i/o –
– FOUR KINDS OF HORSES –
– ROAD TO JOY –
– SO MUCH –
– OLIVE TREE –
– LOVE CAN HEAL –
– THIS IS HOME –
Two to go: And Still and Live And Let Live.