Pink Floyd founding member, David Gilmour, has released his first new solo song in five years.
The latest effort, entitled ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’, arrives in collaboration with his wife and author Holly 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 novel A Theatre For Dreamers, which was 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.”
Speaking about the project, Gilmour said in a statement: “Polly’s vivid and poetic writing, coupled with her very natural narration voice, made joining forces to produce the audio version of A Theatre for Dreamers a fantastic and fulfilling experience.”
He added: “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. The two worlds seem to seamlessly link, and music can really help to bring audiobooks to life in unexpected new ways.
“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.”
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