David Gilmour has released his first new song in five years, “Yes, I Have Ghosts.”
It’s a family affair as his wife, writer Polly Samson, co-wrote the lyrics, and their daughter, Romany, plays the harp and provides sings background vocals
Gilmour says, “I was working on this song just as we went into lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers, but, as it turned out, the solution was right here and I couldn’t be happier with the way Romany’s voice blends with mine and her beautiful harp playing has been another revelation.”
The song is included in the audiobook of Polly’s new novel, A Theatre for Dreamers.
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 twenty-five year old Leonard Cohen.
Gilmour’s last solo work was his 2015 album, Rattle That Lock.