Peter Gabriel has released Love Can Heal, the ninth track from his album i/o. Gabriel says of the song is “a dreamy, experiential piece with some abstract imagery…a carpet of sound, a tapestry where things are woven together, but not necessarily supposed to stick out, but just form part of a whole”.
The first version of Love Can Heal, written and produced by Gabriel, is the Bright-Side Mix, by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. Other versions include one from Tchad Blake (Dark-Side Mix) and Hans-Martin Buff’s Atmos mix (In-Side Mix), which will be released in mid-September.
Gabriel originally debuted Love Can Heal live during Sting’s Rock, Paper, Scissors tour across North America in 2016. Said Gabriel: “Love Can Heal was written around 2016 and I did start playing it midway through the tour and dedicated it to Jo Cox, who was the British MP brutally murdered by an extremist and someone that I had met at a leadership conference. I think the song fits right in to the themes of the album in the sense that i/o is about feeling and being connected to everything and in a way, the next evolution of being connected to things is a feeling of love for everything”.
Take a listen to “Love Can Heal/Brite-Side Mix” – here.
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