Roger Waters has shared the first single from his upcoming 2017 album, Is This The Life We Really Want? Listen to “Smell the Roses” above, courtesy of his YouTube.
The track has a mid-70s feel, with smooth bass lines and barking dogs halfway through. It sounds like a few classic Pink Floyd tracks from Wish You Were Here and Animals rolled into one — which is not a bad thing! Waters’ vocal delivery is passionate and defiant, matching the content of the lyrics.
Is This The Life We Really Want? is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon.
Roger will be heading out on a North American tour beginning in late May. For more, check out the Roger Waters Zumic artist page.