David Gilmour has launched “Yes, I Have Ghosts,” the Pink Floyd guitarist’s first new music in 5 years. The track is a collaboration along with his daughter, harpist Romany Gilmour, and his spouse, the writer and lyricist Polly Samson. The track was beforehand a part of the audiobook model of Samson’s newest novel, A Theatre for Dreamers. Prior to the unfold of COVID-19, the trio was planning to advertise the ebook throughout a “series of shows blending words and music.”
In a press launch, Gilmour writes, “I was working on this song just as we went in to lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers but, as it turned out, the solution was right here and I couldn’t be happier with the way Romany’s voice blends with mine and her beautiful harp playing has been another revelation.”
Samson provides, “Collaborating with David—as I have done many times over the last 30 years, writing songs for both Pink Floyd and his solo albums—we were able to bring together the worlds of literature and music to enhance the listening experience and connect with audiences in a way which I don’t think has been done before.”
A Theater of Dreamers takes place amongst an “expat bohemian community of poets, painters, and musicians.” The novel’s solid of characters features a younger Leonard Cohen.