Pink Floyd will sample Stephen Hawking on new album
Pink Floyd is coming back with a new album, and Stephen Hawking’s along for the ride—kind of.
The English rockers sample Hawking’s voice in one of the album’s songs, titled “Talkin’ Hawkin,” according to The Telegraph. This isn’t Pink Floyd’s first use of Hawking’s vocals though: “Keep Talking,” a track off their 1994 album The Division Bell, begins with audio of Hawking discussing how men lived like animals until they learned to talk.
Hawking is also the subject of an upcoming biopic, The Theory of Everything. Eddie Redmayne plays the astrophysicist in a performance that’s already generating Oscar buzz thanks to the film’s well-received premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The film arrives in theaters Nov. 7.
But to hear the real Hawking, pick up Pink Floyd’s Endless River, the band’s first release since The Division Bell, Nov. 10.