Watch David Gilmour’s New ‘Faces of Stone’ Video
The black-and-white clip cuts between footage of Gilmour playing in the studio and what appears to be scenes from an old film, in which a woman goes on a bizarre journey from the countryside into a village where she goes to great — and unsuccessful — lengths to be noticed. As he explained in a Facebook post, the song was inspired by the dovetailing of his mother's death with his daughter's birth.
"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," he wrote. "This song is a musing on that time. Specifically it refers to a walk in the park where my mother was 'seeing' pictures, or 'faces of stone,' hanging in the trees."
"'Faces of Stone' is a strange one," he added in an interview with Mojo. "I had a very difficult relationship with my mother. I wasn't an adoring son by any stretch of the imagination. But there is a sort of element of wanting to make a little peace with various memories I have of her and myself."
Gilmour previously released videos for the Rattle That Lock title track as well as "Today" and "The Girl in the Yellow Dress." He'll return to the road in December for another round of tour dates in support of the album, with more North American shows scheduled for 2016.
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