A hymn to simple pleasures and universal emotions, Roger Taylor’s new single ‘We’re All Just Trying To Get By’ is out now. Building on more than half a century in music, both inside and outside Queen, this achingly beautiful ballad is a classy curtain-raiser for Roger’s first solo album in eight years, ‘Outsider’, due for release October 1st.
Roger’s inspired choice of vocal guest on We’re All Just Trying to Get By is KT Tunstall, the much-feted Scottish singer-songwriter whose prize-winning career includes multiple BRITs and an Ivor Novello award.
“The track was all finished and it was suggested it might be nice if we got KT involved,” Roger recalls. “I love what she did, I think it really adds to the track. She’s a very talented singer and musician and it’s lovely to have her on the track. It’s a very nice partnership.”
Roger conceived the ‘Outsider ‘album as a kind of mature late-career statement, its prevailing mood autumnal and bittersweet. “Autumnal is a very good word for it,” he says. “It’s slightly nostalgic and wistful, and quite adult, a bit more grown-up than my last couple of albums.”
Roger Taylor’s ‘Outsider’ album is available on October 1st on 1LP 180g Black Vinyl, 1LP 180g Transparent Blue Colour Vinyl, 1x Transparent Blue Colour Cassette, 1CD, Digital Download and Streaming.