He reimagined the Pink Floyd classic for the intro on his current tour
Roger Waters has revealed a brand new version of “Comfortably Numb.” Rogers reimagined the seminal Pink Floyd song for the intro to shows on his current This Is Not a Drill Tour. Listen to the updated version below now.
“Before lockdown, I had been working on a demo of a new version of ‘Comfortably Numb’ as an opener to our new show This Is Not A Drill,” Waters said. “I pitched it a whole step down, in A Minor, to make it darker and arranged it with no solos, except over the outro, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful vocal solo from one of our new sisters Shanay Johnson. It’s intended as a wake-up call, and a bridge towards a kinder future with more talking to strangers, either in ‘The Bar’ or just ‘Passing in the Street’ and less slaughter ‘In Some Foreign Field.'”
The track was mixed by Gus Seyffert and the video was produced by Sean Evans.
The North American leg of Roger Waters’ This is Not a Drill Tour wrapped up on October 8 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. From there, he packed up his monstrous production and headed to Mexico for three shows. Since then, Waters has announced more global dates. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
Roger Waters released his fourth solo album Is This the Life We Really Want? back in 2017 via Columbia Records. For this outing, Waters worked with famed producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney). The record peaked at No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart. It also landed at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.