Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour the new song “Yes I Have Ghosts”, that also has as the singer his daughter Romany. The acoustic song is his first new material since Rattle That Lock (2015). The tune was made for his wife’s audiobook called “A Theater For Dreamers”. All the original score of the project was done by Gilmour.
Hear the first David Gilmour song in 5 years “Yes, I Have Ghosts”:
About the song, the musician said in an statement:
“I was working on this song just as we went in to lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers. But, as it turned out, the solution was right here and I couldn’t be happier with the way Romany’s voice blends with mine and her beautiful harp playing has been another revelation”.
His wife, Polly Samson, that wrote the lyrics also talked about the song:
“Collaborating with David – as I have done many times over the last 30 years, writing songs for both Pink Floyd and his solo albums – we were able to bring together the worlds of literature and music to enhance the listening experience and connect with audiences in a way which I don’t think has been done before”.
The Sunday Times bestseller A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson is out now and published by Bloomsbury.
Recently David Gilmour also talked with Loudersound about creating the song for the audiobook:
“Polly’s vivid and poetic writing, coupled with her very natural narration voice. Made joining forces to produce the audio version of A Theatre For Dreamers a fantastic and fulfilling experience.”
“The audiobook format has so much untapped potential. And I am surprised more musicians have not creatively collaborated with authors, narrators, and audiobook producers in this way before. The two worlds seem to seamlessly link. And music can really help to bring audiobooks to life in unexpected new ways.
“We were also lucky to have our daughter Romany in lockdown with us to contribute harp. And additional vocals. I am really pleased and proud of how Polly’s words and my music have entwined.”