Pink Floyd's David Gilmour Announces First Album in Nine Years, 'Luck and Strange'

Lead single "The Piper's Call" arrives tomorrow

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 24, 2024

This fall, Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour will release his first solo album in nine years. 

Luck and Strange is due September 6 through Sony Music, following his 2015 offering Rattle That Lock. Gilmour recorded and co-produced the record with Charlie Andrew (alt-J, Marika Hackman, Wolf Alice) over a period of five months between Brighton, UK, and London. It contains nine new original songs, as well as a cover of the Montgolfier Brothers' 1999 track "Between Two Points."

Most of the lyrics were written by Gilmour's wife and longtime collaborator, author Polly Samson. "It's written from the point of view of being older; mortality is the constant," she said in a statement. Gilmour added, "We spent a load of time during and after lockdown talking about and thinking about those kind of things."

Their son, Charlie, contributed lyrics to "Scattered," while daughter Romany played harp and sang lead vocals on "Between Two Points," and other son Gabriel contributed backing vocals. These all stemmed from the family's COVID-19 lockdown livestreams, where they billed themselves as the Von Trapped Family.

The album's lead single, "The Piper's Call," will premiere on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show tomorrow (April 25). See Gilmour announce Luck and Strange with the help of a very cute pup below. 

Luck and Strange:

1. Black Cat
2. Luck and Strange
3. The Piper's Call
4. A Single Spark
5. Vita Brevis
6. Between Two Points
7. Dark and Velvet Nights
8. Sings
9. Scattered
10. Yes, I Have Ghosts (Bonus Track) 
11. Luck and Strange (Original Barn Jam) (Bonus Track)
12. A Single Spark (Orchestral) (Bonus Track)
13. Scattered (Orchestral) (Bonus Track)

Pre-order Luck and Strange.

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