“Do tour of the east, contract diseases”
These lyrics taken out of Pink Floyd’s powerful classic from "The Wall" Movie, “What Shall We Do Now?”, is the main reason why Grégoire Fray, brain of Belgian post-industrial/rock gang THOT, brought the whole collective into making this song their own, with a dark and passionate reinterpretation. Fray explains: “February 2020, I was back from a solo tour across the EU and was thinking of doing the same across Asia by the end of the year. A month later, we were all asked to stay home because of Covid19. Then I remembered this song that I heard for the first time when I was in high school, in the 1990’s. Yet, I was fascinated by the dramatic relevance of Roger Waters' lyrics. Look where we are now. Do we always have to do something?”
“What Shall We Do Now?” is set to be released October 18th, clearly announcing THOT's return, driven by several new fierce & original songs to be unleashed in the following months, including collaborations with singers of polyphonic ensemble “The Mystery of The Bulgarian Voices”
What shall we use to fill the empty spaces
Where waves of hunger roar?
Shall we set out across the sea of faces
In search of more and more applause?
Shall we buy a new guitar?
Shall we drive a more powerful car?
Shall we work straight through the night?
Shall we get into fights?
Leave the lights on?
Do tours of the east?
Break up homes?
Send flowers by phone?
Take to drink?
Go to shrinks?
Give up meat?
Keep people as pets?
Fill the attic with cash?
Store up leisure?
But never relax at all
With our backs to the wall.
released October 18, 2021
Words & Music by George Roger Waters / Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd / BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
Guitar, vocal, arrangements: Grégoire Fray
Drums: Michael Thiel & Lukas Melville
Bass: Stéphane Fedele
Keyboards & Backing vocals: Anaïs Elba
Engineered live, mixed and mastered by Thomas Stadnicki - September 2021
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