Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has released the title-track from his forthcoming solo LP Rattle That Lock which is due out September 18 via Columbia Records.
The song itself begins with four notes from the intercom system in French SNCF railway stations, curiously enough, which Gilmour captured on his phone while at the Aix-en-Provence station. Combined with a roving bass groove, a backing choir, and a quintessentially Gilmour guitar solo, "Rattle That Lock" is a sign of good things to come.
The record features Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and Jools Hollands, and contains lyrics primarily written by Gilmour's wife, novelist Polly Samson (who also worked with him on his preceding LP, 2006's #1 platinum album On An Island) that are inspired by John Milton's Paradise Lost.
In addition to the usual formats, Rattle That Lock will be available in a deluxe box edition, which includes a staggering four Barn Jam films, four non-album audio tracks, four documentaries, two promo clips, two hardback books, a double-sided poster, a postcard in a dedicated envelope, and a David Gilmour plectrum (which is the fancy word English rock legends use for guitar picks).
Hear the single and check out the tracklist and tour dates below.
Rattle That Lock
- 5 A.M
- Rattle That Lock
- Faces Of Stone
- A Boat Lies Waiting
- Dancing Right In Front Of Me
- In Any Tongue
- The Girl In The Yellow Dress
David Gilmour Tour Dates:
09/12 – Pula, HR @ Arena Pula
09/14 – Verona, IT @ Verona Arena
09/15 – Florence, IT @ Teatro Le Mulina
09/17 – Orange, FR @ Theatre Antique
09/19 – Oberhausen, DE @ König Pilsener Arena
09/23 – London, UK @ The Royal Albert Hall
09/24 – London, UK @ The Royal Albert Hall
09/25 – London, UK @ The Royal Albert Hall
03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
03/31 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
04/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden