David Gilmour Releases 1st New Song In 5 Years ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’

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David Gilmour shared his first new music in five years with “Yes, I Have Ghosts.” The new tune features harp and vocals from David’s daughter, Romany Gilmour.

While the legendary Pink Floyd guitarist wrote the music for “Yes, I Have Ghosts,” his wife, the novelist Polly Samson (who is Romany’s mother), penned the lyrics. Samson — who has written lyrics for David Gilmour solo as well as Pink Floyd — based the lyrics on her latest book, A Theatre For Dreamers. The notes accompanying the music video for the new Gilmour family collaboration detailed the song further.

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Read the notes below:

The inspiration for the track was the new novel A Theatre for Dreamers, by Polly Samson, who also wrote the lyrics. The song has previously only been available as part of the ground-breaking audiobook for the novel. Set on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960, A Theatre for Dreamers captures the hazy, sun-drenched days of an expat bohemian community of poets, painters, and musicians, including a 25 year-old Leonard Cohen.

Watch the video for “Yes, I Have Ghosts” below:

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