“Déjà Vu” conjures acquainted motifs from Pink Floyd’s past, from the subtle Dark Side of the Moon beat beneath the strings to the musique concrete war recordings. The track is also reminiscent of Roger Waters’ understated late-era Floyd ballads like “The Final Cut” and “Fletcher Memorial Home.”
“If I was a drone/ Patrolling from the skies/ With my electric eyes for guidance/ And the element of surprise,” Waters sings on the ballad because the strings swell. “I wouldn’t be afraid to find someone home/ Maybe a woman at a stove, baking bread, making rice, however just boiling down some bones/ If I were a drone.”Get Our APP
“Déjà Vu” is the second new song Roger Waters released following the similarly nostalgic “Smell the Roses.” On May 26th, just before the album’s official release, Roger Waters will embark on his Us + Them North American Tour.