Brace yourselves Pink Floyd fans – the new album is coming!
‘The Endless River’ – Pink Floyd’s upcoming album – marks the end of their musical career. (Yes, they aren’t even going to be touring anymore and that’s heartbreaking!)
The much-awaited album will be releasing on November 10th 2014. After a 20-year hiatus, the band will be paying a tribute to the deceased band member Richard Wright (keyboardist), who appears posthumously in the album. However, the album will not feature the founding member of the band Roger Waters.
The music in the album is based on material written in 1994 that was not released by the band – during the recording sessions of The Division Bell. David Gilmour’s beautiful houseboat, Astoria, which has been converted into a recording studio, was where the album was completed.
So what can you expect from The Endless River? We’d like to reply to that with the cliche – expect the unexpected! The album will consist of long instrumental jams with a ‘spacey’ feel to it. If rumors are to be believed, not many tracks in the album will feature vocals.
To sum it up, The Endless River is going to be an enrapturing experience, and an emotional one for the devout fan. It’s beyond fascinating how these late-60-early-70-year-olds are still composing timeless music, while upcoming acts strive hard to measure up to their prowess.
One of the key tracks from the album, Louder Than Words, has been released. Listen here:
Here are the 30-second previews of a few tracks uploaded by the band’s YouTube page:
Watch guitarist and vocalist, David Gilmour, and drummer, Nick Mason, talk about the album in this exclusive video: