Steven Wilson is arguably the most influential figure in progressive music over the last 20 years. His work spans a number of projects, with Porcupine Tree being the most well known, and in recent years he has maintained focus on his solo career. The master musician has just announced his fifth solo record, To the Bone (out Aug. 18), and has shared "Pariah," the dream-laden first single.

To the Bone arrives on the heels of 2015's Hand. Cannot. Erase. and will add 11 new tracks to the ever-expanding Steven Wilson catalog. Always keen on reinvention and diversifying his sonic palette, Wilson's focus this time around will be a nod to prog pop records along the lines of Peter Gabriel's So, Talk Talk's Colour of Spring and Tears for Fears' Seeds of Love.

"Pariah" features a gentle, warm opening like the first rays of light stretching over the horizon as a simple melody flutters around the mix. Some light guitar strumming serves as the foundation for the song, maintaining a floating atmosphere as the prog luminary trades off lines with a female singer. Light percussion enters the picture just under the halfway, giving just enough of a boost to keep "Pariah" in motion, gradually building to an explosive moment towards the end of the track.

Pre-orders for To the Bone (Wilson's first record since signing with Caroline International) can be placed here where fans can digitally reserve their copy from a number of streaming platforms as well as physical options in the "Official Store" tab.

Steven Wilson, To the Bone Artwork

Caroline International
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