Roger Waters, cofounder and bassist for Pink Floyd, is back with an album of new material for the first time in 25 years. Waters visited Stephen Colbert and The Late Show last night to share his second released tune off the album, “Deja Vu.”
The lush, orchestral tune is reminiscent of Floyd’s “Mother” or could even be mistaken for an extra track off Dark Side of the Moon or Animals. While the tune smacks of old school Pink Floyd, the lyrics are very 2017. Here is the second verse –
“If I were a drone
Patrolling foreign skies
With my electronic eyes for guidance
And the element of surprise
I would be afraid to find someone home
Maybe a woman at a stove
Baking bread, making rice, or just boiling down some bones
If I were a drone”
Waters makes no bones about where he stands on the politics of today and will be spreading his message when he hits the stage on his Us + Them North American tour later this year.
If the rest of the album is anything like “Deja Vu,” we will be in for a treat when Is This The Life We Really Want? drops later this spring.