Peter Gabriel has announced that his (long anticipated) new album will be called 'Up'. After working for more than four years on the 'Up' album and related projects using the 'Up' theme, Gabriel is set to unveil his campaign next year.
In addition to his own album release Gabriel is using the 'Up' title for related projects including 'Up the Amazon', 'Up the Nile' and 'Up the Ganges'.
Gabriel learned that, by coincidence, the group REM is releasing an album by the same title.
"When I first found out about the REM album title I thought that my 'Up' project, which had always been related to rivers, was now going 'Up shit creek' " says Gabriel. "However, after some reflection and consultation with REM I have decided to keep the name of my album intact. I have been living in an 'Up' world for four years now and have no wish to come down."
Michael Stipe added "We love Peter Gabriel and we are honored to have this association - great minds think alike."