Gilmour and Samson are interviewed by Mason on CBS News. Gimour describes the thrill of hearing his music on the radio:
You have this idea that there are millions, literally, of people listening to it at the same time as you and that little strange telepathy of a feeling that you’re sharing something live with all those people.
Samson, on writing lyrics:
I walk for miles with [the track] on repeat in my headphones … But the more I walk with it and the more I listen to it, things just start emerging. And the music is so suggestive. I mean, David speaks with the guitar…I didn’t really want to stick my head above the parapet at all. Big shoes to fill, you know. Syd Barrett, Roger Waters.
Gilmour announces Rattle The Lock, his fourth solo album, to be released on September 18. The album’s title track and first single, will be unveiled July 17th, the same day the album will be available for preorder at Gilmour’s official site. The 10-track LP features lyrics by Samson, and contributions and co-production by Manzanera. Samson’s lyrics are inspired by Book II of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Gilmour:
Rattle That Lock was inspired musically by the sound that’s played on French railway stations before they make an announcement. It’s a four-note jingle. Every time I heard it it made me want to start dancing. I held my iPhone up near the speaker and waited for the next announcement. Took a sample for that and that’s what I’ve used on this track.