BBC Radio 4 broadcast an excellent interview with David Gilmour today as part of their Front Row programme recorded at David’s first concert from his World Tour 2015-16.
The 9 minute interview contains some tantalising snippets of two new David Gilmour songs from his forthcoming album Rattle That Lock which is released worldwide on 18th September 2015. You can listen to it below.
Polly Samson tells the story of where The Girl In the Yellow Dress came from and you can listen to a clip of that during the interview. You can also listen to a short sample of Faces of Stone.
Both these song snippets give a slightly different flavour to the album that the previously shared songs give – Today, Rattle That Lock, 5AM, A Boat Lies Waiting.
BBC Radio 6 Music will have a one hour show interviewing David Gilmour this coming Sunday on “The First Time With…” radio programme, so make sure you don’t miss that, should be a good one!
With David Gilmour’s 2015 tour due to start in only a few months, David Gilmour has revealed the name of the album he has been working on which will be released later this year.
The album is called Rattle That Lock and will be David’s fourth solo studio album following the self titled David Gilmour (1978), About Face (1984) and On an Island (2006).
Lyrics are Hard to Write!
David and his song-writing partner Polly Samson attended the Borris House Festival of Writing over the weekend where David revealed in an interview the title of the album.
David’s wife Polly Samson told of how difficult it was getting lyrics out of the guitarist and likened it to getting a child to do his homework! On the issue of writing lyrics, David said, ”it’s not something I’m comfortable with. I would love to find that key which opens the door to writing”.
Further news on the new David Gilmour album is that is follows a theme of living life to the full – the idea of Carpe Diem – seize every day and the opportunities within it. David treated the audience to some of his new song Just Do It at the festival which reinforces the theme of Carpe Diem.
September 2015 – A Great Month for Fans
David Gilmour’s much anticipated European Tour 2015 commences on 12th September in Croatia which is just 96 days away – not that NPF is counting or anything. Hopefully the new album will be released to coincide with the tour.
Roger Waters will be showing his Wall Film in cinemas across the world on 29th September 2015 so this will be a great month for Pink Floyd fans and sits between the four nights David is going at the Royal Albert Hall.