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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Releases First Solo Song in Five Years

LONDON - JULY 02: Dave Gilmour from the band Pink Floyd on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is back with his first new song in five years. The song, “Yes, I Have Ghosts,” was released in conjunction with his wife’s (Holly Samson) audiobook for her recently released novel. The song wasn’t available on its own until today and features Gilmour’s daughter Romany.

“Polly’s vivid and poetic writing, coupled with her very natural narration voice, made joining forces to produce the audio version of A Theatre for Dreamers a fantastic and fulfilling experience,” Gilmour said in a statement. “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.”

Gilmour and Samson, along with their kids, have livestreamed shows as the Von Trapped family during quarantine, where they’ve covered Leonard Cohen and Syd Barrett.

Roger Waters recently called out his former bandmate for not allowing him to use Pink Floyd’s social media platforms to share his versions of Floyd songs, and also accused Gilmour of scrubbing him from the band’s website.

Listen to the song below.