Former Pink Floyd member David Gilmour will release his new solo album, Rattle That Lock in September.
Gilmour follows the worldwide success of the Pink Floyd archive album The Endless River with his first solo album since 2006's On An Island.
The primary lyricist for the new album is Gilmour's long-term writing partner, Polly Samson, and it is co-produced by David Gilmour and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera. Rattle That Lock's striking cover has been art directed by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation under the creative directorship of Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis.
The title track, Rattle That Lock, will be heard for the first time on BBC Radio 2 in the UK on Friday, July 17 and will be available immediately to download and stream worldwide. The song begins with the four notes, created by Michael Boumendil, which precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations which Gilmour recorded on his iPhone at Aix-en-Prevence station. Samson's lyrics are inspired by Book II of John Milton's Paradise Lost, which is also featured in her recent acclaimed novel, The Kindness. The single also features The Liberty Choir and singers Mica Paris and Louise Marshall.
Rattle That Lock' track list
Rattle That Lock
Faces Of Stones
A Boat Lies Waiting
Dancing Right In Front Of Me
In Any Tongue
The Girl In The Yellow Dress
Gilmour also announced four North American dates for 2016, his first on this continent in ten years. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 17.
03/24 ' Los Angeles, CA ' Hollywood Bowl
03/31 ' Toronto, ON ' Air Canada Center
04/08 ' Chicago, IL ' United Center
04/11 ' New York, NY ' Madison Square Garden