Twenty years have passed since Pink Floyd have contributed to the prog-rock stratosphere – leaving the world little more to experience beyond the stellar Aussie Floyd shows – but (unbelievably so) the two decade-long streak seems to be hitting an end. Breaking the news before the legendary band could, David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson leaked first word early this Saturday:
Richard Wright was the former keyboardist for Pink Floyd whose unfortunate passing came in 2008 after an undisclosed form of cancer. Gilmour nods to Wright as the man behind “Us and Them,” “The Great Gig in the Sky”, he coordinated much of Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell. As noted by Samson, who mostly operates as a novelist and journalist, the new album is to be called The Endless River and is due out sometime in October.
It’s expected Pink Floyd’s management must be grinding their teeth over this one. Before they could manage any semblance to dispute Samson’s tweet, vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson (a previous tour-mate of Pink Floyd’s) issued her own response:
Seems there’s no denying it now. We definitely have some new Pink Floyd on the horizon.