Peter Gabriel will release new album ‘i/o’ later this year.
The record stands as his first full length project in a decade, and follows ‘New Blood’ in 2011. The incoming project will be accompanied by a massive world tour, including a run of huge UK arena shows this summer.
The unveiling of the album will be tied to the lunar cycle; this evening represents the first full moon of 2023, so Peter Gabriel has decided to release the first song from his incoming LP.
Out now, ‘Panopticom (Bright Side Mix)’ was pieced together at Real World Studios in Wiltshire and The Beehive in London. Peter Gabriel handled both the writing and production of the song, and he comments…
The first song is based on an idea I have been working on to initiate the creation of an infinitely expandable accessible data globe: The Panopticom. We are beginning to connect a like-minded group of people who might be able to bring this to life, to allow the world to see itself better and understand more of what’s really going on.
Progressive pop from a deeply experimental musician, the song is set to be followed by more previews, triggered by the lunar cycle. Peter Gabriel adds:
Some of what I’m writing about this time is the idea that we seem incredibly capable of destroying the planet that gave us birth and that unless we find ways to reconnect ourselves to nature and to the natural world we are going to lose a lot. A simple way of thinking about where we fit in to all of this is looking up at the sky… and the moon has always drawn me to it.
Tune in now.
Catch Peter Gabriel at the following shows:
17 Birmingham Utilita Arena
19 London The O2
22 Glasgow OVO Hydro
23 Manchester AO Arena
25 Dublin 3Arena