Steven Wilson releases new track Anyone But Me

Steven Wilson
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Steven Wilson has streamed brand new song Anyone But Me, which you can listen to below. The song was recorded during sessions for Wilson's Top 5 album The Future Bites, but didn't make the final cut of the album.

This song was a casualty of COVID-19," Wilson explains. "It was originally the closing song on The Future Bites, the album was even mastered and cut with it in place, but the delay in releasing the album gave me the chance to re-evaluate and I decided to replace it with the more laid back and atmospheric Count Of Unease.

"I still love this song though. Lyrically it’s about how it’s now possible to present to the world a version of yourself via social media that may have no bearing on reality - photos of yourself in places  you’ve never been, hanging out with friends you’ve never met. It’s becoming more important to create the illusion of a desirable life on social media than it is to actually live it.”

WIlson recently announced a vinyl release for Porcupine Tree's House Of Blues, Los Angeles 2003. The band also launched a revamped website and official YouTube channel.

Wilson is currently finishing writing his first book, due for publication by Little Brown later this year and working on two new albums for release in 2022 and 2023.

Steven Wilson

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.