On Monday, the twelfth full moon of 2023, Peter Gabriel released the final track from his new album i/o. The song, the last to be written for the album, is titled “Live and Let Live.”
In a break from previous months, all three mixes were released simultaneously, the Bright-Side Mix by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, the Dark-Side Mix by Tchad Blake and the Atmos In-Side Mix by Hans-Martin Buff.
The song is accompanied by the striking ‘Soundsuit’ artwork of Chicago based artist Nick Cave.
Written and produced by Gabriel, “Live and Let Live” is a song about forgiveness, tolerance and optimism.
“‘Peace only happens when you respect the rights of others’ is a quote from the Peace University in Costa Rica and I think that’s a really important message for me and for my life. You either belong to that hurt or you free yourself and forgiveness is clearly a super effective way of freeing yourself,” he said in a closing note for the album.
“Live and Let Live” features contributions from Tony Levin, David, Rhodes, Manu Katche, Brian Eno, Melanie Gabriel, John Metcalfe, Steve Gadd, Paolo Fresu, Soweto Gospel choir and the New Blood Orchestra.
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