Peter Gabriel Announces First Album in 21 Years
Peter Gabriel fans rejoice! The singer-songwriter has announced his first new album in over 20 years. The album, titled i/o, will feature 12 new tracks and he’s been sharing a few of the new songs in a very special way. Each time there has been a full moon, Gabriel releases a track, which has been a tradition for the musician for many years now.
i/o will be released on December 1 and features contributions from guitarist David Rhodes, bassist Tony Levin, and drummer Manu Katché. In addition, recordings of the Soweto Gospel Choir and the Swedish all-male choir Oprhei Drängar are also heard throughout the album. His last album of all-new material was released back in 2002.
Gabriel shared the good news with fans and said, “After a years-worth of full moon releases, I’m very happy to see all these new songs back together on the good ship i/o and ready for their journey out into the world.”
While working on the new album and touring around the world, he has also been advocating for an organization he truly believes in. He appeared in a video by Artist for Action to Prevent Gun Violence last month, noting, “As much as I love the United States, I am always appalled at the ease with which anyone can get a weapon.”
Get excited for the new album with one of the songs he’s already released called “Four Kinds of Horses.” Then, tell us what you think about the song and the upcoming album in the comments!