Peter Gabriel shared another track from his upcoming album i/o over the weekend, coinciding with October’s full moon. The latest is “And Still,” a song he wrote for his mother after she passed away.
“I wrote a song for my dad a number of years back, which I was actually able to play him, which was ‘Father, Son,'” Gabriel says. “When my mum died, I wanted to do something for her, but it’s taken a while before I felt comfortable and distant enough to be able to write something.”
He adds, “In the middle I wanted to write my mum a beautiful melody. She loved classical music, so we have a beautiful cello playing there. It took a while to get that right, it can’t be too emotional or too underplayed, but I think we got there in the end.”
As he’s done with all the other songs he’s shared from i/o, Gabriel plans to release several different remixes of “And Still.” The first is the Tchad Blake (Dark-Side Mix), which will be followed by Mark “Spike” Stent‘s (Bright-Side Mix) and Hans-Martin Buff’s Atmos mix (In-Side Mix).
i/o, Gabriel’s first album of new material since 2010’s Scratch My Back, is due out December 1. It is available for preorder now.
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