Pink Floyd "Louder Than Words"
Published Oct 09, 2014Enormous art rock band Pink Floyd have shared three brief clips (first, second and third) from their upcoming new album The Endless River, but fans will be pleased to hear that a new, full song has finally surfaced.
"Louder Than Words" is the only song to feature vocals on the mostly-instrumental LP. A slow-burning, melodramatic track complete with plenty of intense guitar and synth work, it'll surely please fans of the band.
In a statement, David Gilmour said: "The music for Louder Than Words is from those final sessions, the three of us playing together on the houseboat Astoria with Rick [Wright]'s idiosyncratic keyboards reminding me now that you don't know what you've got until it's gone. At the start of the album I asked Polly [Samson] to write the lyrics. She felt that what I played her didn't need words, that hearing us play was more interesting. In the end she wrote just this one, which expresses, beautifully I think, the way the three of us, me, Nick [Mason] and Rick have something when we play together, that has a magic that is louder than words."
Listen to a radio rip of "Louder Than Words" below via Stereogum.
The Endless River arrives on November 11 through Columbia Records.