Fans React to STEVEN WILSON’s Recent Single “Permanating”

Steven Wilson

Yesterday Steven Wilson launched a new, fourth single taken from the upcoming album To the Bone which arrives to the music stores on August 18th and is released via the new label Caroline International. The song titled “Permanating,” which can be heard below, has received mixed reviews from fans.

About this tune, Wilson previously commented: “‘Permanating’ represents a departure from the rest of the album and the more melancholic material I’m known for in that it’s probably the most joyous piece of pure pop I’ve ever recorded. In my mind this is what ABBA and Electric Light Orchestra would sound like as produced by Daft Punk! While I expect it to create healthy debate amongst my listeners, it’s one of the songs I’m most proud of on the new record because it’s such a different approach for me, and I thrive from changing my sound and trying new things. Production of a video for the song is in progress, news on that soon. In the meantime, hope you enjoy!

Below you can read a few fan quotes on the single.

International popstar Steven Wilson.

Lmao this song sounds like it should be on FIFA.

Now I have a Steven Wilson song to dance to.

Mamma mia, here we go again.

I feel like the video for this song should just show Seven skipping through a field of flowers for three and a half minuets.

I never thought prog fans would be so unaccepting and close minded of other music. I turned to prog in hopes to find other open minded and eclectic musicians, but it turns out a lot of you are elitists with your head up your asses. Cheers for the experience.

I love how Steven Wilson is never scared to challenge notions of what his music stands for. It’s a big thing to do: To let yourself evolve in the direction you evolve, and come out with it in all its glory. Kudos to you, Sir. You have my love and respect for all my life.

Steven’s “pop done right” lesson for all those poppy stars.

Wow, this song sounds so happy lol.

Your happy song makes me sad Steven.

This song is good but wtf lol.

The whole song has 3 fuckin sentences, how is that Steven Wilson?

Hold on, hold on what is this? Need time to understand it.

The greatest irony of all is that the prog fans don’t like Steven Wilson progressing into other genres when doing so is the very definition of progressive.

Abba meets Bowie while Bee Gees nod in approval!

What do you think about this and the other songs from the upcoming album? Let us know in the comments below.

Cover photo by Camila Jurado


  1. Miguel Angel Toledo Gutierrez

    July 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    …. Soul Music like Marvin Gaye .

  2. Kay Scherer

    July 2, 2017 at 11:33 am

    The shitiest song Wilson ever made !

  3. Dave Lythgoe

    July 4, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    He can do what the hell he likes music-wise. As an artist who likes to change and evolve every now and then, that’s what you’d expect him to do. So if he wants to write pop, fair enough. Unfortunately it’s not a good song – pop or not. Comparing it to ABBA and E.L.O. ? I don’t think so. Not even close.

  4. Carlos

    July 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I Like it…and I remember when Genesis came from Peter Gabriel era!

  5. alejandro

    July 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Escucho a Wilson para no tener que escuchar éste tipo de cosa. I listen Wilson just for not have to hear things like this.

  6. Steve

    July 26, 2017 at 8:02 am

    It’s great, it’s something different from him. You don’t like it??……wait until next year, new release, something different again

  7. Don

    July 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I like it. I think he should do more things like this.

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