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Peter Gabriel unveils new song “I/O (Bright-Side Mix)”

Author Hernan Osuna - 6.4.2023

British prog rock legend Peter Gabriel has shared a new single “I/O (Bright-Side Mix)“, the title track from his upcoming album “i/o“, which you can listen to below. The musician had previously released the singles “Panopticom,” “The Court,” and “Playing for Time.

Gabriel wrote and produced “I/O” at his Real World Studios in Wiltshire, England, and also at the Beehive in London. The single features Soweto Gospel Choir.

In a statement about the song, Gabriel commented: “This month the song is “I/O” and “i/o” means “input / output.” You see it on the back of a lot of electrical equipment and it just triggered some ideas about the stuff we put in and pull out of ourselves, in physical and non-physical ways. That was the starting point of this idea and then trying to talk about the interconnectedness of everything. The older I get, I probably don’t get any smarter, but I have learned a few things and it makes a lot of sense to me that we are not these independent islands that we like to think we are, that we are part of a whole. If we can see ourselves as better connected, still messed up individuals, but as part of a whole, then maybe there’s something to learn?

The former lead singer of Genesis will tour Europe this spring, kicking off the trek in May in Krakow, Poland. The tour swings through North America in September and October.