Roger Waters has released Comfortably Numb 2022, a new version of the iconic song which originally appeared on the seminal Pink Floyd album, The Wall.
“During Lockdown, I made a demo of a new version of Comfortably Numb as an opener for our new show, This Is Not A Drill,” Waters said. “I pitched it a whole step down, in A Minor, to make it darker and arranged it with no solos, except over the outro chord sequence, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful female vocal solo from Shanay Johnson, one of our new singers.”
Comfortably Numb 2022 was recorded during Waters This Is Not A Drill North American tour and was produced by Roger and Gus Seyffert. The accompanying video was produced and directed by Sean Evans, with photography by Kate Izor.
Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill will tour Europe in 2023 with 40 shows across 14 European countries, starting in Lisbon on 17 March 2023 at the Altice Arena.
Appearing on the track are:
Gus Seyffert – Bass, Synth, Percussion, Vocals;
Joey Waronker – Drums;
Dave Kilminster – Vocals;
Jonathan Wilson – Harmonium, Synth, Guitar and Vocals;
Jon Carin – Synth, Vocals;
Shanay Johnson – Vocals;
Amanda Belair – Vocals;
Robert Walter – Organ/Piano;
Nigel Godrich – Strings
Backing vocals from Roger Waters The Wall Sessions.