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Hear David Gilmour’s First New Music in Five Years

David Gilmour has unveiled new song “Yes, I Have Ghosts” – his first new material since 2015 solo album ‘Rattle That Lock’.

The track sees Gilmour showcase his nylon-string acoustic technique in an understated folk tune, which also features his daughter Romany on backing vocals and harp.

“I was working on this song just as we went into lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers,” Gilmour says in a statement.

“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.”

As we reported last month, the track was premiered on his wife Polly Samson’s audiobook, A Theatre for Dreamers, but has now seen a standalone official release.

Gilmour previously said: “The audiobook format has so much untapped potential, and I am surprised more musicians have not creatively collaborated with authors, narrators, and audiobook producers in this way before.

“The two worlds seem to seamlessly link, and music can really help to bring audiobooks to life in unexpected new ways.”

Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief of GuitarPlayer.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.