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David Gilmour to release his first new single in five years


Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour is set to release a brand new single titled ‘Yes I Have Ghosts’ at the end of the month. It will be the guitarist’s first new song in five years and is part of a new audiobook by author Polly Samson, who has been married to the former Floyd man since 1994.

Their collaboration is for the release of the audiobook version of Samson’s A Theatre For Dreamers, which is set to be published by W.F. Howes on June 25th and will feature original music throughout which has been written by Gilmour.

The book’s synopsis reads: “Set on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960, A Theatre for Dreamers captures the hazy, sun-drenched days of an ex-pat bohemian community of poets, painters, and musicians. In Samson’s fifth work of fiction, the characters live tangled lives that are ruled by their king and queen, writers Charmain Clift and George Johnston.”

Gilmour’s song ‘Yes I Have Ghosts’ will be released later this month ahead of the arrival of the full A Theatre For Dreamers audiobook. The track is inspired by a character from the novel and was also co-written by Samson.

The former Pink Floyd man had this to say about the pending release: “The audiobook format has so much untapped potential, and I am surprised more musicians have not creatively collaborated with authors, narrators, and audiobook producers in this way before.”

Adding: “The two worlds seem to seamlessly link, and music can really help to bring audiobooks to life in unexpected new ways. We were also lucky to have our daughter Romany in lockdown with us to contribute harp and additional vocals.

“I am really pleased and proud of how Polly’s words and my music have entwined in this audio version of A Theatre for Dreamers.”