Peter Gabriel has released another single from his forthcoming album i/o. As with previous offerings ‘Panopticom’ and ‘The Court’, Gabriel will share different mixes of ‘Playing for Time’, and today we get to hear the Dark-Side Mix by Tchad Blake. Take a listen below.
“‘Playing For Time’ is a song that I have been working on for a long time and have performed live, without lyrics, so some people may be familiar with it,” Gabriel explained in his newsletter. “It’s been an important song for me. It’s about time, mortality and memories and the idea that each of us has a planet full of memories which get stashed inside the brain.”
He added: “It is more of a personal song about how you assemble memories and whether we are prisoners of time or whether that is something that can actually free us. I do think it’s good to push yourself towards more bold or interesting experiences because then you will have richer memories to feed you when you get to my age. You also get taught by every meaningful experience that you go through.”