Peter Gabriel Shares New Mix of New Song “The Court”
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Peter Gabriel shared his latest rendition of “The Court (Bright-Side Mix),” which was released at the same time the full moon appeared.
Upon releasing the music video for his latest composition, Gabriel sent a short message to the fans. It reads:
“Hello moon watchers!
“According to NASA, the new moon phase is the ‘invisible phase of the Moon, with the illuminated side of the Moon facing the Sun and the night side facing Earth.’ This new moon, however, we’re respectfully ignoring the science and concentrating firmly on the Bright-Side of things. Oh, and also forgoing the ‘in-visible’ in favour of the more concise and immersive In-Side of…. The Court.”
Meanwhile, one of the articles written for “The Court (Dark-Side Mix)” added:
“Written and produced by Peter Gabriel, “The Court” was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire and The Beehive in London, and features contributions from Brian Eno alongside Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché, as well as backing vocals from Peter’s daughter Melanie Gabriel. The orchestral arrangement is by John Metcalfe with Peter Gabriel and was recorded at British Grove Studios in London with a number of players who previously featured in the New Blood Orchestra.
“I had this idea for ‘the court will rise’ chorus, so it became a free-form, impressionistic lyric that connected to justice, but there’s a sense of urgency there. A lot of life is a struggle between order and chaos and in some senses the justice or legal system is something that we impose to try and bring some element of order to the chaos. That’s often abused, it’s often unfair and discriminatory but at the same time it’s probably an essential part of a civilised society. But we do need to think sometimes about how that is actually realised and employed.”
Although the new record does not have an official release date yet, it’s expected to come out this year. Speaking about the upcoming i/o project, Gabriel said:
“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.”
Stream the newly-released version of the song below.