Sony Music released Roger Waters’ “Comfortably Numb 2022″ which is available right now on all streaming platforms, which Waters says is a “dark version” of the iconic song as questions remain over the $500 million Pink Floyd catalog deal.
Sony and BMG are reportedly vying for the Pink Floyd catalog, as bids have become much smaller since May of this year.
“During Lockdown, I made a demo of a new version of ‘Comfortably Numb’ as an opener for 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 chord sequence, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful female vocal solo from Shanay Johnson, one of our new singers.”
Produced by Waters and Gus Seyffert, the track also features Joey Waronker, Dave Kilminster, Jonathan Wilson, Jon Carin, Shanay Johnson, Amanda Belair, Robert Walter, Nigel Godrich, and backing vocals from Rogers Waters’ The Wall Sessions. The accompanying video was produced and directed by Sean Evans, with photography by Kate Izor.
Waters is gearing up for the This is Not a Drill tour which will land in Europe in 2023 with 40 shows across 14 countries. That leg of the tour kicks off in Lisbon on March 17, 2023, at the Altice Arena.