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Listen: Peter Gabriel Shares New Song, “The Veil,” From “Snowden” Soundtrack

Single Out Digitally Tomorrow, Oliver Stone's Snowden Due Out September 16

Sep 08, 2016 Peter Gabriel Bookmark and Share

Peter Gabriel is releasing a new song entitled “The Veil.” It’s a song that was written for the new Oliver Stone film Snowden, about famous whistleblower Edward Snowden. The lyrics to atmospheric track clearly touch on issues likely covered in the film. “The Veil” will be available tomorrow as a download and on streaming sites, but the song premiered this morning on Shaun Keaveny’s show on BBC Radio 6Music. Listen here around the 48-minute mark.

Gabriel commented on the track on his website: “As we become so visible in the digital world and leave an endless trail of data behind us, exactly who has our data and what they do with it becomes increasingly important. Snowden’s revelations shocked the world and made it very clear why we need to have some way to look over those who look over us. With increasing terrorist attacks, security is critical, but not without any accountability or oversight. I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had decided to make a film about Edward Snowden and believe this is a powerful and inspiring film. Oliver takes his music very seriously and I have always enjoyed collaborating with him and [music supervisor] Budd Carr.”

Back in June Gabriel shared another new song, “I’m Amazing,” which was inspired by Muhammad Ali. Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden and is due out September 16.

Also read our previous interview between Gabriel and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry.

(Via Stereogum)


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