More news about the album, the side projects and the tentative tour plans are likely to follow.
Well, it took too decades, but Pink Floyd are definitely, for sure coming out with a new studio album. The announcement has been made, so fans can officially be excited. The new record, coming too decades after 1994’s The Division Bell, will be released in November.
Pink Floyd in concert - the band might also have another tour coming up.
The reveal came from David Gilmour’s wife, who posted the announcement on Twitter. In addition to announcing the album's title and release date, she referred to the record as "Rick Wright's swansong".
Wright, who was one of the founding members of the band, died in 2008. Some additional details were shared by vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, via The Guardian: "The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled The Big Spliff that Nick Mason spoke about),"David and Nick have gone in and done a lot more since then."
Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful.— Polly Samson (@PollySamson) July 5, 2014
It is a collaborative effort and one that evolved out of a much simpler original idea. In fact, according to tMcBroom-Hudson, the record was conceived as a fully instrumental piece, but Gilmour gradually changed his mind, inviting McBroom-Hudson to record backup vocals last December and adding more singing since then. Gilmour has "done a lead on at least one [track]," she said, and Samson, who co-wrote seven of The Division Bell's tracks, described herself on Twitter as one of The Endless River's lyricists.
The exact release date of the album is still to be announced. Besides The Endless River McBroom-Hudson is also working on a new project. A tour might also happen at some point, according to Gilmore.