Song features on the band's new album 'The Endless River'
Stephen Hawking reportedly appears on new Pink Floyd album ‘The Endless River’, contributing to a song titled ‘Talkin’ Hawkin’.
‘The Endless River’ will be released in November and the full album credits recently emerged online. Consequence of Sound reports that theoretical physicist Hawking is credited as a vocalist on one track. This would mark his second collaboration with Pink Floyd, having previously appeared on their 1994 album ‘The Division Bell’.
Additionally, it is reported that Dave Gilmour sings lead vocals on the song ‘Louder Than Words’. That same track also features electronic string quartet Escala.
The band will release ‘The Endless River’ on November 10. The album will include music recorded with multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright, who died in 2008 aged 65.
Former member Roger Waters recently issued an angry statement about his lack of involvement in the new Pink Floyd album. Waters, who left the band in 1985, issued the message to fans via Facebook after receiving inquiries about his role in ‘The Endless River’. Explaining that he has nothing to do with the album and that he is no longer a member of the band, Waters signed off the message by telling people to “get a grip”.
Speaking last year, drummer Nick Mason revealed that he would be interested in a full band reunion with Waters, but was not certain it would ever materialise.
‘The Endless River’ tracklisting is:
‘Things Left Unsaid’
‘It’s What We Do’
‘Ebb And Flow’
‘The Lost Art Of Conversation’
‘On Noodle Street’
‘Eyes To Pearls’
‘Louder Than Words’