Video is based on John Milton’s epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’
Pink Floyd singer David Gilmour has shared the animated video for his new single ‘Rattle That Lock’. Watch below.
Created by London animators Trunk under the executive direction of Floyd’s long-established artwork team Hipgnosis, the black-and-white video is based on John Milton’s epic poem ‘Paradise Lost’. Gilmour’s lyricist Polly Samson based the lyrics for the single on Milton’s famous composition.
Gilmour said: “I love animation when it does something that can’t be achieved any other way. The film Trunk have made for ‘Rattle That Lock’ highlights a darkness in the song that couldn’t have been shown any other way.”
Trunk, who have also directed videos for Coldplay, Blur and The Rolling Stones, used 12 animators to make the video.
‘Rattle That Lock’ is the title track of Gilmour’s new album, which is released on September 18. It’s Gilmour’s first solo album since 2006’s ‘On An Island’ and only his second in the 21 years since 1984’s ‘About Face’.
It’s produced by Gilmour with Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera. Guests include Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt and Crosby, Stills And Nash drummer Steve DiStanislao, with the album also including keyboards by Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright, who died in 2008.
Gilmour plays a sold-out six-gig residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall from September 23 to October 3.