David Gilmour is writing a new album: “The electric guitar I’m currently playing is not as ‘rock god’ as one might expect”

“I’m hoping that I will have an album ready in the next year or two; I’m not that fast.”

David Gilmour onstage

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David Gilmour is working on a new album that he hopes will be out in the next year or two.

Gilmour, speaking with his wife Polly Samson, revealed the forthcoming album in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

“I’m hoping that I will have an album ready in the next year or two; I’m not that fast,” the 75-year-old guitarist said. He explained that lockdown was “one of the problems” hindering the record’s production.

“Getting other people in to listen, to help, and to play on things has been kind of impossible in the last year,” Gilmour said. “I do look forward to actually playing some songs with a bunch of actual musicians at some point.”

Gilmour’s last release, Yes, I Have Ghosts, was a single to support the launch of his wife’s novel A Theatre For Dreamers. The acoustic guitar-driven song was the Pink Floyd guitarist’s first release in five years since his solo studio album, Rattle That Lock.

While Gilmour’s upcoming album will feature acoustic guitar and “more harp”, it will also mark his return to the electric guitar.

“I will play electric guitar again,” he said. “But the electric guitar I’m currently playing is just not quite as ‘rock god’ as one might expect.”

As for whether Gilmour has plans to tour in the future, he said he hasn’t “given that a moment’s thought”: “At this very moment, playing to a group of 10,000 people, tightly packed together in an arena, is a nightmare, so I wouldn’t want to do that. So we’ve got to let a little time pass.”

In other Pink Floyd news, Roger Waters has accused Gilmour of blocking the upcoming re-release of the band’s album, Animals, citing a dispute regarding the release’s liner notes.


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