Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters recently joined an assembly to defend WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In addition to making a speech, the bassist performed his brand new track named ‘The Bar‘ which made its debut a couple of months ago.
As many of you might know, Roger Waters’ latest work was released when he put out his fourth solo album named ‘Is This the Life We Really Want?’ on June 2, 2017. The album peaked at number 3 in the United Kingdom and number 11 in the United States with successful singles such as, ‘Smell the Roses,’ and ‘Déjà Vu.’
Four years after, Waters decided to release a brand new single named ‘The Bar’ during an appearance on ‘Live on the Fly with Randy Credico’ in August. The musician’s inspiration for the song was his friend Steven Donziger’s case, and the lyrics are focused on Waters’ criticism of the government.
Recently, the Pink Floyd bassist was spotted at an event dedicated to Julian Assange’s case and made a speech regarding why he should have been free by now. In his speech, the musician referred to the United States as child-killing, corrupt, and powerfully deadly, as well as saying they have to resist this system.
Along with revealing his controversial opinions on the WikiLeaks founder’s case, Roger Waters decided to perform the song he wrote for Steven Donziger’s persecution. Since he previously stated that the two cases resemble each other, the musician seems to find performing ‘The Bar’ live for the first time fitting for the occasion.
Before starting to perform, Waters said:
“Look, it’s so hard to find the good stuff. So as I said, this is a song that I wrote during COVID, and it speaks for itself. I’m going to try to ignore everything and see if I can stumble my way through it.”
You can watch Roger Waters’ performance here.