Peter Gabriel Release New Song “Four Kinds of Horses”
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Peter Gabriel releases the song “Four Kinds of Horses” taken from his upcoming album, i/o.
“Four Kinds of Horses” is produced by Gabriel and Richard Russell. The rocker explained in a press release:
“He’s a friend (and founder of XL Records), and he asked me to pop into his studio.
“I came up with some chords, melodies and words on top of a groove he was working on. We tried a few things that didn’t altogether work and so it lay dormant for quite a while. Then I started playing around with it again and changed the mood and the groove and something else began to emerge with a better chorus.”
The newly-released track features Gabriel’s daughter Melanie singing backing vocals, and Brian Eno on synths, which Gabriel described as sounding like “electric worms.” Gabriel also noted:
“As soon as I heard one.
“I thought they would make a great three-dimensional wallpaper of sound and asked Brian to create 11 more.”
Gabriel is set to release both a “Dark-Side” and a “Bright-Side” mix of Four Kinds of Horses. The recently-released version of the song comes from the “Bright Side” while the other version will be released later this month.
Along with the upcoming album that has still no confirmed release date, Gabriel is scheduled to embark on a worldwide tour in a few weeks, with North American dates kicking off in September.
Stream the song below.