A video of Roger Waters talking about the songs of "Amused to Death" was released last week on his Facebook page.
"Amused to Death" was Waters third solo release, an effort which took him nearly four years to complete. The concept loosely follows the idea of a monkey randomly flipping channels on a TV, during which Waters is able to make social commentary on war, politics, and pop culture. The title and theme were inspired by Neil Postman's 1985 book "Amusing Ourselves to Death".
Waters has said the record, which also features Jeff Beck on guitar (tracks 1-2 and 10-14) and Randy Jackson on bass (tracks 2 and 9), "has never received the attention it deserves". In an interview with the BBC, the bassist/songwriter said he believes it surpasses everything in Pink Floyd's catalog besides "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall".