Peter Gabriel Release New Song “Playing For Time”
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Another track, “Playing For Time,” from Peter Gabriel‘s upcoming album, i/o, has been recently made available for streaming.
In a press release, Gabriel said that the new single “is a song that I have been working on for a long time and have performed live, without lyrics, so some people may be familiar with it. It’s been an important song for me. It’s about time, mortality and memories, and the idea that each of us has a planet full of memories which get stashed inside the brain.”
“It is more of a personal song about how you assemble memories and whether we are prisoners of time or whether that is something that can actually free us. I do think it’s good to push yourself towards more bold or interesting experiences because then you will have richer memories to feed you when you get to my age. You also get taught by every meaningful experience that you go through.”
“Playing for Time” is the third song that Gabriel has released from the upcoming album and he is only releasing a new one every full moon. The former Genesis singer said that he was also motivated by the Long Now Foundation, a nonprofit organization which aims to promote “long-term thinking.” He continued:
“I’m sure that if we have a chance of surviving the existential problems that we now face, we have to start thinking much bigger and longer to make some real headway.”
Meanwhile, the singer is also set to kick off his European tour this coming May.
Check out his newly-released single below.