Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want
15 June 2017 New Releases
Is This the Life We Really Want? is the fifth studio album by English rock musician and former Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters. It is his first studio album in nearly 25 years since Amused to Death (1992), as well as his first solo album in 12 years since Ça Ira (2005). On 20 April, the single “Smell the Roses” was released.
The album was recorded at various times between 2010 and 2017. The song “Déjà Vu” was debuted live in 2014 under the title “Lay Down Jerusalem (If I Had Been God)”. The song “Broken Bones” was debuted live in 2015 under the title “Safe and Sound”.
Rolling Stone gave a positive review of the album that concluded: “The music is quintessential post-Dark Side Of The Moon Floyd, but channeled by offspring: Producer Nigel Godrich brings prog-rock grandeur, multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson microdose psychedelia, Lucius alt-R&B backing vocals.”