Roger Waters has shared a socially distant performance of Pink Floyd‘s “Mother”, which saw each member of his touring band record separately from their home studios.
In the video’s caption shared to his Twitter page, Waters noted, “Social distancing is a necessary evil in Covid world. Watching “Mother” reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is.”
The video began with Waters in his studio strumming the chords to The Wall classic on his acoustic guitar before singing the opening lines, “Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb? Mother, do you think they’ll like this song?”
As he progressed through the first verse, various members of his touring band joined in on guitar, keys, and backing vocals. After singing the line, “Mother should I trust the government?” Waters mouthed to the camera, “No f*cking way,” staying true to his critical views on U.S. and U.K. political leaders. Following the song, each member’s camera dropped off-screen, leaving just Waters alone. He finished by thanking each member for their participation, noting Ian Ritchie‘s absence due to there not being a saxophone part in the song.
Watch his performance of “Mother” below.
Roger Waters – “Mother”
Social distancing is a necessary evil in Covid world. Watching “Mother” reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is. pic.twitter.com/F4fxQCfbd6
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) May 17, 2020
Waters was set to kick off his 2020 This Is Not A Drill tour in the U.S. this July 8th at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA, however, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, he postponed the tour until 2021. Head to his website for the latest information and check out Live For Live Music‘s concert cancellation tracker for daily updates on shows around the world.