Roger Waters Posts Teaser Video for Upcoming ‘Us and Them’ Project
Roger Waters has a new project in the works — even if he isn't quite ready to spill much in terms of details.
Waters' social media feeds sent out an Oct. 7 post alerting fans to the impending arrival of "Us + Them," an upcoming release "from the creative genius of Pink Floyd." A release date — or even any sort of description — were held out of the announcement, which only promised "Us + Them" would be "coming soon."
As Floyd fans are well aware, "Us and Them" is a track from the band's classic The Dark Side of the Moon LP. It made merely moderate inroads on the charts when it was released as the second single from the album, but it became a staple of the group's live sets over the years; performances of "Us and Them" were included in the Pink Floyd concert recordings Delicate Sound of Thunder and Pulse, and both Waters and Floyd guitarist David Gilmour have performed the song at shows in the years since their split.
The longest song on Dark Side, "Us and Them" could lend itself to any manner of different treatments, and whether the multimedia-minded Waters has a new recording or some sort of film in mind is anyone's guess. The song's lyrics reference a "battle of words," making it hard not to at least wonder whether Waters is planning to release a re-recording timed to this year's election — but we'll just have to wait and see.
Waters is currently between weekends at the all-star Desert Trip festival, and is scheduled to travel to northern California toward the end of the month to participate in this year's Bridge School benefit show. He's reportedly in the final stages of work on a new LP, presumably due in 2017, that he's described as a concept album.
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