Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has remained fairly silent for the past quarter of a century in terms of putting out new music. Much of what he has done has been touring, often performing his former band's album The Wall in its entirety. However, Waters's first new solo album in 25 years titled: Is This the Life We Really Want is now set to be released on May 19th according to a teaser video which can be watched above.
Is This the Life We Really Want from what we understand so far is more than likely going to be yet another concept album, though that is really no surprise to anyone considering this is Roger Waters we're talking about here. However, the subject matter has yet to come to the surface. Originally it was meant to be a radio extended play, but his producer Nigel Godrich said no to that right from the get-go.
This is an album I am definitely looking forward to listening to and reviewing. If anyone would have an interesting point of view about what is going on in the world today, it would be Waters. He doesn't seem to have lost that fire in his soul that he has always had, but with age it has become more wise and experienced. Granted, most of his fan base will probably just call him another dumb celebrity that needs to keep his mouth shut on politics because they are too narrow minded to accept the truths he will sing of but I'm sure this will be a monumental piece of art regardless.