Roger Waters has confirmed a release date for Is This the Life We Really Want. Waters’ brand a new studio album, the first in 25 years, is due on May 19.
The date was revealed as a part of a new teaser video for the project, which you’ll be able to watch above. Featured within the clip are new photographs of Roger Waters collaborating within the studio with producer Nigel Godrich, accompanied by an orchestra-washed score that’s sure to pique the interest of followers of his work with Pink Floyd on The Wall. Roger mounted a huge solo tour centered on that 1979 release a number of years ago before turning his focus back to the studio.
Like The Wall, not to mention previous solo efforts like 1984’s The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking and 1987’s Radio K.A.O.S, Is This the Life We Really Want will most probably be a concept album, although few details on the record’s subject matter have surfaced. Roger Waters initially conceived the album as an extended radio play, however Godrich – who has has beforehand worked with McCartney and Radiohead, amongst others – nixed that early on. Roger Waters has vowed to return to that idea, however at some later date.
Is This the Life We Really Want will likely be Rogers’ 4. rock-focused album since splitting with Pink Floyd after 1983’s The Final Cut. The latest was 1992’s Amused to Death. (He later launched an opera titled Ca Ira in 2005.) Waters tickets are now on sale for his 2017 tour, which kicks off in May.