Published Jul 06, 2014Last month, rock legends Pink Floyd reissued their 1994 studio album The Division Bell. It just so turns out that revisiting the material has allowed a creative spark, and the band are preparing a new album.
The record will be called The Endless River and will arrive in October. The music on the release is based on sessions the band completed with Richard Wright in 1994. Wright passed away in 2008 at the age of 65.
News on The Endless River arrived via David Gilmour's partner Polly Samson, who shared the following tweet:
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
Singer Durga McBroom-Hudson shared more details of the record through her Facebook page [via Consequence of Sound]. She wrote the following statement:
The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled 'The Big Spliff' that [Pink Floyd drummer] Nick Mason spoke about). Which is why there are Richard Wright tracks on it. But David and Nick have gone in and done a lot more since then. It was originally to be a completely instrumental recording, but I came in last December and sang on a few tracks. David then expanded on my backing vocals and has done a lead on at least one of them.
McBroom-Hudson shared the above photo, which features a shot of the album's vocal recording session.
UPDATE: Pink Floyd have now confirmed the new album on their website. The post adds, "It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer."
Stay tuned for more information on The Endless River as it becomes available.