Breathe! Pink Floyd's First Album in 20 Years Is Coming This Year

Pink Floyd pose for a portrait in 1968 in Los Angeles. From lef: Nick Mason, Dave Gilmour, Rick Wright (center front) and Roger Waters.

Don't get too comfortably numb with Pink Floyd's two-decade absence from releasing new music. The English rock band — or what's left of it — will release its first studio album since 1994's The Division Bell sometime this October.
The surprise news surfaced on Twitter when guitarist David Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, tweeted about the upcoming album, titled The Endless River.

Veteran Pink Floyd backup vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson confirmed the news on Facebook in all caps: "YES. THERE IS A NEW PINK FLOYD ALBUM COMING OUT. AND I'M ON IT," she wrote. "And there was much rejoicing."
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Pink Floyd, one of the most-recognizable band names in history, formed in 1965, with Gilmour joining in '67 and original members departing for various reasons (like Syd Barrett in '68, keyboardist Richard Wright in '79 and singer Roger Waters '85). Wright eventually returned in the '90s, helping Pink Floyd until the final album in 1994. He died of cancer in 2008.
Before Wright's death, Pink Floyd did a reunion performance in 2005. Drummer Nick Mason and Gilmour briefly played together in 2011.
The lineup for the new album is unknown, with Waters' return up in the air. But as Samson's tweet eluded, the new album will likely include unreleased recordings from 1994. Waters penned popular songs on Pink Floyd's biggest albums such as The Dark Side of the MoonThe Wall and Wish You Were Here. Recently, Waters has been performing solo.
To hold you over until October, here's a playlist of Pink Floyd's greatest hits, including "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb," "Hey You" and "Another Brick in the Wall."

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