David Gilmour has released another video from his new album, Rattle That Lock , a harrowing black and white clip for “Faces of Stone” that mixes old film footage and shots of the guitarist performing the song in the studio. David Gilmour on New Solo LP and Why Pink Floyd Are Finished The footage used follows a woman as she scavenges for stones on a beach and eventually walks into a nearby town. She finds her way to a dinner party, and though her presence is ostensibly obtrusive — at one point she drags herself across a table — she goes completely unnoticed. As another quintessentially heroic Gilmour guitar solo brings the song to its end, the woman tumbles back towards the beach as if all life beyond it is no longer accessible to her. In a post on Facebook , Gilmour said “Faces of Stone” was written about a peculiar time in his life when he was surrounded by birth and death. “Towards the end of my mother’s life, when she was suffering from dementia, there was a brief crossover period of about nine months, when she was alive and my daughter was newly born,” Gilmour wrote.
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Taylor Swift celebrated the one-year anniversary of her blockbuster pop album, 1989 , with an acoustic performance of “Out of the Woods,” recorded last month at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theater. Taylor Swift Talks ‘Bad Blood,’ Kanye West, Managing Mythos Swift introduced the song by saying it chronicled a relationship dominated by anxiety: “I think a lot of relationships can be solid, and that’s what you hope for — solid and healthy — but that’s not always what you get,” she said. “And it doesn’t mean that it’s not special and extraordinary just to have a relationship that’s fragile and somehow meaningful in that fragility.” Though “Out of the Woods” — co-written with Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff — thrives as an outsized synth-pop anthem, Swift’s stripped-down rendition was an apt compliment to her description. With her vocals driving the performance, Swift kept her piano playing simple, staggered and sparse, letting that fragility shine during the bridge when each chord rang out beneath her quickening lyrics. Since the release of 1989 , Swift has spent much of the past year touring behind the record. While a slate of international dates loom this winter, she will finally wrap up her extensive North American leg on Saturday, October 31st, in Tampa, Florida. Related The Billion View Club: YouTube’s 10 Most Watched Videos See Ryan Adams, Taylor Swift Discuss ‘1989,’ Songwriting Watch Martin O’Malley Sing Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’
Days after releasing his newest single, ” Break on Me ,” Keith Urban has announced the name of his upcoming studio album: Ripcord . Hear Keith Urban’s Comforting New Single ‘Break on Me’ The follow-up to 2013’s genre-jumping Fuse , Ripcord has been in the works for some time, with Urban slowly leaking new information about the record over the past five months. First came the kickoff single ” John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 ,” which found Urban putting down the electric guitar and, instead, driving the tune forward with a bass-heavy groove. Next came the news that Nile Rodgers, award-winning guitarist and co-founder of the disco band Chic, was somehow involved in the project. The two recently performed together during Rodgers’ FOLD Festival and are reportedly spending a good chunk of time in the recording studio, a potential indicator that Ripcord , like Fuse , widens Urban’s sound far beyond his country roots. Urban, who will perform with John Mellecamp at next week’s CMA Awards, hasn’t unveiled any further details for Ripcord . There’s no release date, no tracklist and no official producer. Fans can look for future clues on the singer’s Twitter account, though, where an October 24th post reading, “Ripcord – KU,” effectively gave away the album’s title before the official announcement. Related Keith Urban Snaps Picture of New Album: The Ram Report John Mellencamp to Sing Song About Himself With Keith Urban Keith Urban on Working With Nile Rodgers