“This is the last thing that’ll be out from us,” Gilmour told BBC 6 Music, via NME, about the record. “I’m pretty certain that there will not be a follow up to this. Polly, my wife, thought that would be a very good lyrical idea to go out on. To describe the symbiosis that we have, or we had. It’s a shame but this is the end.”
He also said there’s no more Pink Floyd music in the back catalogue to be released. Earlier this week it was reported that Stephen Hawking will appear on The Endless River, contributing to a track titled Talkin’ Hawkin, which features a sample from a 1994 British Telecom commercial featuring Hawking.
Hawking also appeared on the band’s last album, The Division Bell, in 1994 on the track Keep Talking. The band also confirmed that late keyboardist Richard Wright contributed to much of the new album. “He has been underestimated by the public, by the media and by us,” said Gilmour. “I think we didn’t always give him his proper due.”
It has already been reported that the album does not include Roger Waters, who quit Pink Floyd in 1985. Waters made it clear that he contently remains apart from his former bandmates via a recent post on Facebook.
Gilmour added that he still has some recorded sessions with Wright which he may use for a new solo record. “I have a little bit of Rick playing from my solo stuff that will hopefully appear on my next solo album, but not a Pink Floyd album,” he said.
Listen to the full interview below.