ROCK star David Gilmour has released his first song in five years, inspired by his wife’s new novel.

The Pink Floyd guitarist, who owns homes on Hove seafront and Wisborough Green near Horsham, released a video for new song Yes, I Have Ghosts on Friday.

His daughter Romany plays the harp and sings backing vocals on the track, while his wife Polly Samson wrote the lyrics.

Mr Gilmour said the song was based on Ms Samson’s new novel A Theatre For Dreamers.

“I was working on this song just as we went in to lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers,” he said. “But, as it turned out, the solution was right here. I couldn’t be happier with the way Romany’s voice blends with mine and her beautiful harp playing has been another revelation.”

Ms Samson said: “We were able to bring together the worlds of literature and music to enhance the listening experience and connect with audiences in a way which I don’t think has been done before.”