After some hints earlier this year, there is now a definite release date and title.
Stop everything that you’re doing right now. Pink Floyd have a new album coming out in November. No, seriously. The rock icons are releasing their first album in two decades in less than two months.
Pink Floyd in concert - so does this mean there's a tour coming up?
The new record, bearing the title The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, the band's keyboardist who died in 2008, the band said on its website. It’s made up of the leftovers from Wright’s recording sessions with guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason from 1993 for their last album, 1994’s The Division Bell.
But these aren’t just your regular old recordings (to be fair, Pink Floyd fans – this writer included – would likely by those in a heartbeat.) The tracks have been reworked to create the best possible listening experience, according to the band’s statement.
"The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music, using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River,” the website said. The album is primarily instrumental with just one song. Wright’s guitar has intentionally been put front and center in the album.
"(Wright's) keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound," the band said.
Pink Floyd is one of the most successful bands in rock history. According to Billboard, its 1973 "Dark Side" album is estimated to have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and is one of the best selling albums to this day.