to the bone
the new album by steven wilson
My fifth record is in many ways inspired by the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that I loved in my youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love).
Lyrically, the album’s eleven tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the current era in which truth can apparently be a flexible notion, observations of the everyday lives of refugees, terrorists and religious fundamentalists, and a welcome shot of some of the most joyous wide-eyed escapism I’ve created in my career so far. Something for all the family!
Steven was featured on the 2010 UK no.1 album Immersion by drum and bass/electronic rock band Pendulum, contributing vocals on "The Fountain". Pendulum band members Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen reached out to Steven in 2009 to collaborate on a song, after hearing Steven's work with Porcupine Tree.