By Robyn Collins
Peter Gabriel has been busy this summer. He toured North America with Sting and released his first new song in two years, “I’m Amazing.” Today, he has another new song to share.
Gabriel has written and produced a song, “The Veil,” for the new Oliver Stone movie, Snowden. The movie is about the exiled digital-era whistle blower, and the song is very clearly about the man himself.
Shaun Keaveny recently debuted the song on BBC 6Music, and you can stream it here; jump to the 50:15 mark.
Gabriel has released the following statement about the song and it’s subject matter:
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.