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Peter Gabriel releases new song “So Much”

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Peter Gabriel releases new song “So Much”

Since the beginning of 2023 when Peter Gabriel announced his new album called “i/o”, the musician has been releasing a new song every full moon. The most recent one is “So Much”, that was written and produced by him, with a string arrangement from John Metcalfe and Tony Levin playing bass. The track also has David Rhodes on guitar and the backing vocals made by Peter’s daughter Melanie Gabriel.


“I was trying purposefully not to be clever with this. I wanted to get a very simple chorus but one which still had some substance to the harmony and melody. Something that was easy to digest but still had a bit of character to it.”

“‘So Much’ is about mortality, getting old, all the bright, cheerful subjects, but I think when you get to my sort of age, you either run away from mortality or you jump into it and try and live life to the full and that always seems to make a lot more sense to me. The countries that seem most alive are those that have death as part of their culture,” Peter Gabriel said.

Hear the new Peter Gabriel song “So Much”

“So Much” Lyrics

“So much unfinished business
All sticky with desire
Raking through the empty shells
Of all the rockets we fired
Set the navigation
For the Earth all warm and wet
And as the longing drops away
The compass is reset

Oh, there’s so much to aim for
You can shoot at the sun
But all of it just comes and goes
There’s only so much can be done

Time slips in the mirror
As an old man, I was born
But I’ve grown to be a baby
With a halo and a horn
Burn up like a lightning bolt
All gone within a flash
You look around to find a home
Where the asteroid will crush

Oh, there’s so much to live for
So much lеft to give
This edition is limited
Thеre’s only so much can be done

Hm-hm, hm-hm
Hm-hm, hm-hm

The body stiffens, tires and aches
In its wrinkled, blotchy skin
With each decade, more camouflage
For the wild eyed child within
Now close your eyes for a moment
Look down and look above
All the warmth inside of you
Comes from those you love

Oh, there’s so much to live for
So much left to give
This edition is limited
There’s only so much can be done
So much to aim for
Shooting up at the sun
When it all comes and goes
There’s only so much can be done
So much can be done
Only so much can be done”

Next tour dates

The former Genesis vocalist already finished his solo tour across Europe and has scheduled dates for North America still in 2023.


  • 8 – Quebec City, Quebec Videotron Centre
  • 9 – Ottawa, Ontario Canadian Tire Centre
  • 11 – Toronto, Ontario Scottiabank Arena
  • 13 – Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre
  • 14 – Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden
  • 16 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center
  • 18 – New York, New York Madison Square Garden
  • 20 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
  • 22 – Buffalo, N.Y. – KeyBank Center
  • 23 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – PPG Paints Arena
  • 25 – Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena
  • 27 – Cleveland, Ohio – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
  • 29 – Detroit, Michigan – Little Caesars Arena
  • 30 – Chicago, Illinois United Center


  • 2 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Fiserv Forum
  • 3 – St. Paul, Minnesota – Xcel Energy Center
  • 7 – Vancouver, British Columbia Rogers Arena
  • 8 – Seattle, Washington Climate Pledge Arena
  • 11 – San Francisco, California Chase Center
  • 13 – Los Angeles Kia Forum
  • 14 – Palm Springs, California – Acrisure Arena
  • 16 – Denver, Colorado – Ball Arena
  • 18 – Austin, Texas – Moody Center
  • 19 – Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
  • 21 – Houston, Texas – Toyota Center

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