Roger Waters has just debuted “Comfortably Numb 2022,” an impressive and expansive reworking of the Pink Floyd classic, “Comfortably Numb,” out via Sony Music. The single is also accompanied by a Sean Evans-directed music video.
Waters comments on the track, stating:
“During Lockdown I made a demo of a new version of ‘Comfortably Numb’ as an opener for our new show, This Is Not A Drill. I pitched it a whole step down, in A Minor, to make it darker and arranged it with no solos, except over the outro chord sequence, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful female vocal solo from Shanay Johnson, one of our new singers.”
“Comfortably Numb 2022” was recorded during Waters This Is Not A Drill North American tour and was produced by Roger Waters and Gus Seyffert. Appearing on the track are Roger Waters – Vocals; Gus Seyffert – Bass, Synth, Percussion, Vocals; Joey Waronker – Drums; Dave Kilminster – Vocals; Jonathan Wilson – Harmonium, Synth, Guitar and Vocals; Jon Carin – Synth, Vocals; Shanay Johnson – Vocals; Amanda Belair – Vocals; Robert Walter – Organ/Piano; Nigel Godrich – Strings, amp and backing vocals from Roger Waters The Wall Sessions.
Roger Waters’ “This Is Not A Drill” will tour Europe in 2023 with 40 shows across 14 European countries, starting in Lisbon on March 17, 2023, at the Altice Arena.