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Monday, 17 June 2024

Released today is the second single from David Gilmour's forthcoming album, Luck And Strange, which is released on September 6th - full details here. The song is Between Two Points, which is a cover of a track by the Montgolfier Brothers from their 1999 debut album Seventeen Stars, and features David's daughter Romany on vocals and harp.

David: "I've had that song on my playlist since it was released. More recently I mentioned it to one or two people: I assumed that it had been a hit, but no one knew it. I asked Romany to give it a go". During the live streams that David and family, as the Von Trappeds, performed to a global audience during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, Romany had sung and played the harp, and David found that their voices mixed in a way that only a family member could. Around that time, David and Romany collaborated on the song Yes, I Have Ghosts, which appears on the CD & Blu-Ray versions of Luck and Strange. "I realised that Romany has exactly the right sort of vulnerability and youth for the song. In fact, she was halfway through an essay with a train to catch when we asked her: "OK, I'll sing it once, put the mic on" and that, said David, is 90 percent of the finished vocal.

Mark Tranmer of The Montgolfier Brothers is greatly enamoured with this new version. "David and Romany's version of our song is a great arrangement and production. Like all the best covers, it diverges from the original but keeps the spirit. Romany's vocal phrasing of Roger Quigley's words and the harp playing are both truly beautiful. David Gilmour's distinctive guitar adds a whole new dimension. I still find it incredible that David and Polly chose to cover our song from all the songs out there."

The video for Between Two Points was shot on location in London and Manchester, with David on guitars and featuring Romany Gilmour on vocals and harp. Gavin Elder who directed the clip said: "Romany performs this song with an extraordinary level of fragility, vulnerability and understated control. There's a subtle, yet deep emotional rapport between David and Romany, captured with hand held cameras, enhancing the tension within the video."

A video has been produced to explain the background to it, which you can watch here:



Coming at 5pm UK time today is the full video for the song, and if you are reading this before then, you can join the premiere here, or if after 5pm, watch the video in full whenever you want:


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