Pink Floyd announces its first new album in 20 years

The Endless River

(From Time) Pink Floyd fans can now ‘Breathe’ easier: the band announced a new album on Tuesday, Rolling Stone reports, after a two-decade hiatus.

The Endless River is the band’s first since 1994’s The Division Bell, and is reportedly almost all instrumental, save for a track called “Louder Than Words” that features lyrics by Polly Samson, wife of guitarist David Gilmour, Rolling Stone says.

Bassist Roger Waters has no involvement with the latest release.

Gilmour said in a statement that the new album came about when he and the band’s drummer, Nick Mason, began sorting through music they had recorded with keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008.

After listening to over 20 hours of recordings, Gilmour said they selected the tracks they wanted to use and spent the past years refining, re-recording and using studio technology to get the tracks into shape as The Endless River.

“With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire,” Gilmour said.

The band broke up in 1994 after The Division Bell, and although individual members have performed together over the years, they have consistently rubbished talk of a reunion.

The Endless River has a Nov. 10 release date and a cover image created by 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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