Pink Floyd has confirmed that they will release their first new album in 20 years in October 2014, a record consisting of “mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993-94 Division Bell sessions” that feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright.
Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, was the first to break the news, casually sending out a tweet over the weekend that read:
“Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called The Endless River. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”
Wright, Pink Floyd’s keyboardist and founding member, died of cancer in 2008.
The Endless River is produced by Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson.
“Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer,” the band wrote on their website.
Earlier this year, Pink Floyd released a new box set of Division Bell to mark its 20th anniversary. The album was originally recorded at a few locations, including the band’s Britannia Row Studios in London and Gilmour’s Astoria houseboat studio. Gilmour and Wright wrote most of the music for the album, with Gilmour and Samson co-writing many of its lyrics.