Steven Wilson, who know might know from Porcupine Tree or Storm Corrosion, will be releasing To The Bone August 18, and expectations are high. His 2015 album Hand Cannot Erase was phenomenally good, though Wilson generally doesn't release bad albums.
Now the first single from the album, "Pariah," has surfaced, and it's an achy ballad with accompaniment by vocalist Ninet Tayeb. As you'll hear in the song, the album is about modern paranoia, sorrow, and dependence on technology, a topic Wilson tackled with Fear Of Blank Planet in a way back in 2007.
"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!"
Pre-order To The Bone here.