Since the ex-Genesis singer Peter Gabriel announced his new album “i/o” the musician has been revealing a new track every full moon and the latest one is “Love Can Heal”. The ninth track of the album was written and produced by Gabriel himself and according to him is ‘a dreamy, experiential piece with some abstract imagery. A carpet of sound, a tapestry where things are woven together, but not necessarily supposed to stick out, but just form part of a whole,” Peter Gabriel said.
Hear the new Peter Gabriel song “Love Can Heal”:
“Love Can Heal was written around 2016 and I did start playing it midway through the tour and dedicated it to Jo Cox, who was the British MP brutally murdered by an extremist and someone that I had met at a leadership conference.”
“I think the song fits right in to the themes of the album in the sense that i/o is about feeling and being connected to everything and in a way, the next evolution of being connected to things is a feeling of love for everything,” Peter Gabriel said about the new song from the album.
Love Can Heal was primarily recorded at Real World Studios, Bath and The Beehive, London but it also features live elements from Linnea Olsson (cello and vocal) and Jennie Abrahamson (vocal), ‘wonderful musicians’, recorded in Toronto during the Rock, Paper, Scissors tour. Their two voices are joined by those of Melanie Gabriel and also Ríoghnach Connolly on lead vocals creating ‘a warm, soft vocal blanket that surrounds you.’
Just like the previous full moon releases, Love Can Heal comes with differing mix approaches from Mark ‘Spike’ Stent (Bright-Side Mix), released on 31 August, and also from Tchad Blake (Dark-Side Mix) and Hans-Martin Buff’s Atmos mix (In-Side Mix), released later in the month.