Steven Wilson has announced details surrounding his new album, To the Bone which marks his fifth release. The album is slated to be released on August 18 with pre-orders available here. To coincide with the announcement, Wilson has shared his newest song, “Pariah”, available below. He will also embark on a major 2018 UK tour, including a return to one of the country’s most iconic venues —the Royal Albert Hall. U.S. tour plans will be announced soon, as well.
Fusing driving futurist rock and spectral electronics to elegiac hyper-space ambience and dizzying, squalling guitars, To the Bone is Steven Wilson’s hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel’s So, Talk Talk’s Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears’ Seeds of Love).
Lyrically, the album’s 11 tracks veer from the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age to steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists with a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. Sonically and melodically stunning, To the Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in.