Roger Waters packshotAfter listening to Roger Waters’ first studio album in nearly 25 years, the question he poses in the title will almost certainly be answered with an emphatic NO!

Holding up a mirror to what’s going on around us has inspired some of Waters’ most powerful and insightful songs; there’s no disguising his views on the current U.S. President, with lyrics such as “a president with no f-cking brains”, “There’s a mad dog pulling at the chain”, “fear keeps us all in line, fear of all these foreigners” and the Trumpian sound bite “CNN is bad, I won, I won!” – he’s pulling no punches. Sensitively produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, U2), this is rock music at its highest level.

Is This the Life We Really Want? is out June 2 via Sony.

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