Peter Gabriel to release first new material in five years

Peter Gabriel to release first new material in five years

Peter Gabriel has recorded a new song and score for a forthcoming film, Words With Gods.

It will be Gabriel's first new material since "Down To Earth", which written for the Pixar film, WALL-E.

Gabriel - who has also written scores for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ and Phillip Noyce's Rabbit Proof Fence - hasn't released a new album of original material since Up in 2002.

His last album, 2011's New Blood, comprised orchestral reworkings of his own material.

Words With Gods is an anthology of nine short films centered on religion and spirituality and set for release next year. The films directors include Mira Nair, Guillermo Arriaga and Hideo Nakata.

Meanwhile, Gabriel's Back To Front tour, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the So album, reaches the UK in the autumn.

He plays:

October 21: O2 Arena, London
October 22: O2 Arena, London
October 24: Glasgow Hydro
October 25: MCR Arena, Manchester

Photo credit: Jon Enoch

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