Roger Waters Reworks A Pink Floyd Classic for 2022

Roger Waters

Roger Waters cowrote one of the most iconic rock songs of all time, and now he’s reimagined it for 2022. The new version of “Comfortably Numb” from Pink Floyd’s The Wall has a new arrangement in a lower key and an eerier atmosphere.

“Before lockdown I had been working on a demo of a new version of ‘Comfortably Numb’ as an opener to our new show ‘This Is Not A Drill,’” Waters states. “I pitched it a whole step down, in A Minor, to make it darker and arranged it with no solos, except over the outro, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful vocal solo from one of our new sisters Shanay Johnson. It’s intended as a wakeup call, and a bridge towards a kinder future with more talking to strangers, either in ‘The Bar’ or just ‘Passing in the Street’ and less slaughter ‘In Some Foreign Field.’ Here it is. Love R. The video is by Sean Evans. The mix is by Gus Seyffert.”

Aside from mixing it, Seyffert was entrusted with laying down the bass on the new rendition. He’s been touring with Rogers for several years as a multi-instrumentalist. On his Instagram page, Seyffert wrote that it was “an honor to be asked to record, mix, and co-produce the track with Roger.”

“Comfortably Numb 2022” is out now on digital platforms including iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Hear the track and check the new music video:

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  1. Amor

    The Gilmours original is MUCH MUCH better