David Gilmour: “I’m Hoping That I Will Have an Album Ready in the Next Year or Two"

David Gilmour performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 2016
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David Gilmour's most recent solo album was 2015's hugely successful Rattle That Lock. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the Pink Floyd legend revealed that he hopes to complete its followup in the next year or two.

“I’m hoping that I will have an album ready in the next year or two; I’m not that fast," Gilmour told the magazine, which interviewed him along with his wife and musical partner, Polly Samson. "One of the problems, of course, is this lockdown thing.

“We are now both double vaccinated, so things are looking a little bit brighter. But getting other people in to listen, to help, and to play on things has been kind of impossible in the last year. I do look forward to actually playing songs with a bunch of actual musicians at one point.”

Asked about which musical direction the album might take, Gilmour said, “I will play electric guitar again. But the electric guitar I’m currently playing is not quite as 'rock god' as one might expect. The tricky bit will be how to tie all the various disparate sounds together into a homogeneous whole."

When asked about any potential touring plans, Gilmour said, “I haven’t given that a moment’s thought yet, but we had a lovely time on the last tour we did. 

"At this very moment, playing to a group of 10,000 people in an arena is a nightmare, so I wouldn’t do that.”

Recently, in an interview with Guitar Player, Gilmour confirmed that Pink Floyd are finished for good, saying, "It has run its course, we are done, and it would be fakery to go back and do it again. And to do it without Rick [Wright] would just be wrong."

Jackson Maxwell
Associate Editor, GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.