Peter Gabriel Shares New Single Olive Tree


Another full moon brings another Peter Gabriel single ‘Olive Tree’, which will feature on the singer’s new album ‘I/o’, which will arrive later this year.

The track which you can check out below, follows on from the likes of ‘Panopticom’, ‘Playing For Time’, ‘So Much’ and others, which have all been released to coincide with a full moon.

It was also aired during the former Genesis singer’s recent European Tour.

“connect and communicate with everything”

According to Gabriel, this latest track circles around connection with nature and other species around us. It also emphasises a greater sense of sensitivity to a potential for broadening human experience.

“In some ways I do think we are part of everything and we probably have means to connect and communicate with everything that we often shut off”, Gabriel said of the upcoming single.

He also added, “We only want to see and listen to the things that seem important and relevant to us and shut out the noise of everything else when, probably, hidden in that noise there are all sorts of things that can help us realise our place in this future world”.

“I wanted it to have some speed to it but I also wanted some mystery, too. I think it is a celebration in a way and there’s a real sense of being alive”. 

“very haunting and very strong”

‘Olive Tree’ will also include artwork from artist Barthélémy Toguo, and his work Chroniques avec la Nature.

“I was aware of Barthélémy Toguo’s work, which I found very haunting and very strong, but I first met him at WOMAD in 2015, when he came as artist in residence”, Gabriel said of Toguo.

He continued, “I wasn’t talking about this project at that time, but when I was thinking about re-connecting to nature and his work seemed ideal. I think it’s super strong and looks wonderful on stage”.

“Barthélémy listened to the song and his piece was created as a direct response to the music, which hasn’t always been the case with the other artists, but he was determined that he should generate something new and I’m very glad he did, it’s wonderful”. 

Peter Gabriel’s recent European Tour concluded with a show at Dublin’s 3Arena on June 25. More here.

You can also find out more about the singer’s album here.