As promised, Peter Gabriel would release a new song every full moon from his new album “i/o” and the latest one is called “This Is Home”. The musician called about the track saying: “It began with inspiration from some of the great Tamla Motown rhythm sections so we’re trying to recreate that in a modern way, complete with the tambourine and handclaps. The groove I like a lot, Tony Levin does a great bass part there.”
“I did an unusual thing for me in that I tried doing this low voice / high voice thing, so you get this almost conversational voice at the beginning and the second part is a higher, more emotional voice. I thought that would be both intimate and emotive to put the two side by side,” Peter Gabriel said.
Hear the new Peter Gabriel song “This Is Home”:
According to Gabriel, the track was inspired by the DJ Skrillex: “I’d had a call from Skrillex, who’s a very talented musician, and I thought it would be interesting to see what he had in mind, so he came to my home studio and we sat down and talked and tried to evolve bits and pieces and it was mainly for this song.”
“He was trying to encourage me to write a song about staying up all night in a night club and that sort of thing, but that’s not really my life so I made it more about family and home and I like it. Though we took the song in this other direction it was an interesting experience nonetheless, and I think it is good for me to be taken outside my normal comfort zone sometimes,” Peter Gabriel said.
Next tour dates
The ex-Genesis vocalist is currently on the road, performing across the United States and Canada.
- 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