Pink Floyd new album: Teaser clip released showcases 'ambient instrumental music'

The legendary rock band will release The Endless River, their first album in 20 years, on 10 November this autumn

Jess Denham
Friday 26 September 2014 13:24
Pink Floyd on stage at Live 8 in 2005. From left to right: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright
Pink Floyd on stage at Live 8 in 2005. From left to right: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright

Pink Floyd have heightened fans' excitement for their first new album in 20 years by releasing a short trailer online.

The legendary rock band will release The Endless River on 10 November, a collection of “mainly ambient and instrumental music” based on early Nineties sessions for their Division Bell album.

The mysterious 30-second teaser clip shows a turning sphere of coloured geometric shapes that come together to form a scientific-looking logo. Haunting atmospheric music without vocals provides the soundtrack.

David Gilmour, Nick Mason and multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright all feature on the album, dedicated to Wright, who died in 2008 aged 65.

A statement published on the band's website reads: “The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound.

“It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, 'Louder Than Words' (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.”

Original bassist Roger Waters, who left in 1985, does not feature on The Endless River.

Last year, drummer Mason said that he does not believe a full band reunion will ever happen, despite being “ready to go” if it did.

Gilmour's wife Polly Samson and former live backing singer Durga McBroom-Hudson were the first to reveal the upcoming project when they discussed it on social media. Details were officially confirmed by Pink Floyd's record label in July.

The album artwork for The Endless River was shared earlier this week.

Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Elgin, aged just 18, has designed the “enigmatic” sleeve, after Pink Floyd's long-time iconic designer Storm Thorgerson died in 2013.

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