Roger Waters fans can check out an official video for a brand new song titled "Last Refugee." The track is from the ex-Pink Floyd stars highly anticipated studio album Is This the Life We Really Want?, which drops June 2 via Columbia.
The iconic British rocker revealed the news via an update on May 19 at his official Twitter account, and posted the official video on Friday via his official YouTube channel. "Last Refugee" is the third song to be unveiled from the album, following the previous audio release of “Deja Vu” along with the lead single “Smell the Roses,” and is the first to receive an accompanying official video.
The 4:14 minute clip opens with a close up of an old transistor radio broadcasting a BBC Radio sign off. The musical intro gradually fades in with drums, as well as piano accompaniment, vaguely reminiscent of David Bowie's 1971 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars opening track “Five Years.”
The camera pans away from the radio to show a young woman dancing in a parka inside an old abandoned brick warehouse. As it pulls back further to show the squalor of the woman's living conditions, the scene briefly transitions to her dancing in a ballroom, wearing a glamorous black dress and then reverts back to the ramshackle warehouse, as Waters sings, “Lie with me now/Under the lemon tree skies/Show me the shy slow smile/You keep hidden by warm brown eyes.”
The video is co-credited to Waters and longtime associate Sean Evans. Evans previously directed the concert film “Roger Waters: The Wall,” which premiered in 2014 at the Toronto Film Festival. Fans can check out the “Last Refugee” video above.
Produced by Nigel Godrich, Is This What We Really Want? is the multi-platinum seller's first studio album in 25 years and features 12 tracks in the standard edition. It is available here for preorder in CD, digital and vinyl formats.
Rogers recently promoted the new album by performing the song “Deja Vu” during an appearance May 9 on the CBS late night talk show “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The “Money” hitmaker will kick off his massive AEG Presents/Concerts West produced Us + Them Tour on May 26 in Kansas City, Missouri, at Sprint Center.