Roger Waters Prepping First New Album in 20+ Years
He recently told Rolling Stone about the concept album: “It’s 55 minutes long. It’s songs and theater as well. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it’s a quest.”
This isn’t out of character for Waters, as his albums tend to feature narratives running through them. Radio K.A.O.S. (1987) centered on a character named Billy who was confined to a wheelchair but was able to hear radio waves without the aid of a radio. Of course, Waters’ best-known concept album, The Wall, is among the biggest concept albums ever; its semi-autobiographical story follows a rock star named “Pink.”
Some pure speculation: Could Waters’ recent admission that he was wrong to sue Pink Floyd repaired enough of his relationship with David Gilmour that maybe the guitar legend would contribute a solo to the album? Spoiler: Unlikely, but it’s fun to think about.
– Brian Ives, Radio.com and Mason Johnson, K-HITS Chicago