David Gilmour has just announced the release of Rattle That Lock, the new solo album from the former Pink Floyd frontman. It will be available worldwide on Friday, September 18, 2015 on Columbia Records.

Rattle That Lock follows the 2006 #1 platinum album On An Island, and once again features novelist (and Gilmour’s wife) Polly Samson as primary lyricist, as well as Phil Manzanera, who co-produced the album with Gilmour.

Dave GilmourThe first single, also titled ‘Rattle That Lock’, will be released digitally today. Its first public airing will take place in the UK on BBC Radio 2 and it will then be available immediately to download and stream worldwide. The song begins with the four notes, created by Michaël Boumendil, which precede announcements at French SNCF railway stations which Gilmour recorded on his phone at Aix-en-Provence station. Samson’s lyrics were inspired by Book II of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which is also featured in her recent acclaimed novel, The Kindness. The single also features The Liberty Choir, as well as singers Mica Paris and Louise Marshall.

The forthcoming album will be available in four different physical formats, as well as digital downloads: a CD in a hard cover bound book package, a vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve, a deluxe CD & DVD box set, and a deluxe CD & Blu-ray box set.

In addition, Gilmour has also announced four concerts in North America to take place next year. No details yet on whether we are likely to see him tour the album down under, but keep your fingers crossed and watch this space.

More details of the album packages, and the concert dates, can be found at