Roger Waters has no qualms with speaking out against matters of political oppression, and he’s been particularly vocal about Trump’s rise and administration.
Over the past few months his live sets have vehemently targeted Trump with projections during his performances calling trump a dildo-loving Nazi Klansman with a micro-penis and proclaiming Trump is an arsehole (in front of a 300,000-strong crowd in Mexico).
Now, he’s planning a concert in protest of Trump’s planned wall separating the southern border between the US and Mexico where he will play The Wall in full.
Roger Waters says he’s keen to play The Wall in full on the proposed site of Trump’s wall on the US-Mexico border and that “musicians have an absolute right, a duty, to open their mouths to speak out.”
Speaking to AFP, Waters explained that The Wall is “very relevant now with Mr. Trump and all of this talk of building walls and creating as much enmity as possible between races and religions.” He noted the the album is “about how detrimental building walls can be on a personal level, but also on broader levels.”
“There will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies. The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you,” Waters added. “Music is a legitimate place to express protest, musicians have an absolute right, a duty, to open their mouths to speak out.”
Now seems like an excellent time. After 22 years, Waters is planning on releasing a new record called Is This The Life You Really Want? It’s due for release in 2017, and is a 12-track record he describes as “part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish.”‘
Waters has been spending time in the studio with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. You can hear a snippet of what they’ve been working on below.