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Roger Waters Details New Album, ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’, Produced by Nigel Godrich and Out in June

Written by: Rock Cellar Magazine Staff

At long last, Roger Waters‘ awaited new solo album Is This The Life We Really Want? has some concrete details.

The LP, Waters’ first release of new material in 25 years, will be out June 2 via Columbia Records. Featuring 12 new songs, the album was produced by Radiohead’s Nigel Godrich and provides, “unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times,” and as a cohesive artistic statement the LP acts, “as a natural successor to classic Pink Floyd albums such as Animals and The Wall.”

Waters’ new album, which comes after 1992’s Amused to Death (his most recent solo record), features performances from Jonathan Wilson on keyboards and guitars, Gus Seyffert on bass, guitar & keys, Joey Waronker on drums, Roger Manning and Lee Pardini also on keyboards and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius.

The LP’s release comes during a busy period for Waters, who will hit the road on a massive Us + Them Tour in late May.

Pre-orders for Is This The Life We Really Want? will go up on Friday, April 21 at Waters’ official site. Here’s the track listing:

  1. “When We Were Young”
  2. “Déjà Vu”
  3. “The Last Refugee”
  4. “Picture That”
  5. “Broken Bones”
  6. “Is This the Life We Really Want?”
  7. “Bird in a Gale”
  8. “The Most Beautiful Girl”
  9. “Smell the Roses”
  10. “Wait for Her”
  11. “Oceans Apart”
  12. “Part of Me Died”

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