‘Rattle That Lock’ promo

To wrap up another busy week, let us know what you think of the finished ‘Rattle That Lock’ promo video. It will be available on the hour – 12 noon (UK) – at both DavidGilmour.com and PinkFloyd.com. Hope you like it.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Thank you so much for all the kind words. You’re really lovely sometimes.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

46 thoughts on “‘Rattle That Lock’ promo”

  1. Only sometimes?? Depends upon how Irregular you are I guess. Some only seem to come out to play at showtime!!!

    I’m poised to press Play…

  2. The video is up and running at PinkFloyd.com but not here yet. Really? …or am I doing something wrong?

    1. It’s there now, on the right, beneath the birds. You just need to scroll past the pre-order links.

  3. It’s terrific. Really an art work! Great feeling and meaning and fits perfectly with Polly’s lyrics, that’s great, congratulations!

    Now we can guess Mr Screen is coming back to the stage? I mean, I love the song but with visuals is really outstanding and maybe more powerful…perfect work indeed.

    A great weekend to you too FEd,
    Stay rock.

    1. And, just for balance, I like the song but find the video uninspiring. I would have preferred some footage of David performing the song in the studio.

  4. Grrr…. Can’t see without a non-German proxy. Our friends at GEMA are the PITA…

    I’ll comment again when I saw it, which I surely will. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I had to literally hide my a** to see it. I’d read about the content already, so the surprise wasn’t that big, still it was a surprise and I liked it. The contrast between what you eyes see and what you ears hear is impressive and make the clip differ from the tons of other video clips… I also like that it’s not a clip from the shelf with band playing in front of some cameras.

      Well done to all involved!

  5. “Youโ€™re really lovely sometimes”

    Sometimes it’s not so easy, here it is, because this is a lovely place!

    ash ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Oh, and Rattle That Lock is great! ๐Ÿ˜€ The video is fabulous, intriguing, draws you in, speaks of things to come, is probably a great introduction to the rest of the album which we’ve already been told is somehow connected to Paradise Lost.

    Can’t wait for more! Still dead excited about Brighton. . . and The Royal Albert Hall. . . and the Blog in the coming weeks. . . .

    And I love Fed . . .as if you didn’t know. . . (and David of course)

    ash ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. I love it. I look forward to another, from another forthcoming song.

    Sure wish I could have gotten good tickets at the original affordable prices to a MSG show.

    Also, it seems weird that there aren’t any Resale tickets for the April 12th show.

  8. Great video. Really brings more to the song and the material behind it. Very well done!!!

  9. I really like the video. I am partial to ravens. Cool imagery, gives the song more depth than it already has…most videos take away I think.

  10. The rattly locky chainie rhythm thingie at the end is gone! It was really clever and had a place in the song I thought, it was just in the wrong place! Ahhhhh, the song needs another two minutes, but I guess that won’t do for a chart hit. David finishes the lead he’s playing on song with no fade out, then there’s the end of 8 bar run, then the rattly locky chainie rhythm thingie comes in for 8 bars with just the bass and David playing lead and perhaps a little off beating with some rhythm, and then the song closes with the end of 8 bar run with no fade out. Or something.

    I really love the song. The guitar is wonderful, David’s voice is as good as I’ve ever heard, the whole band is in the groove, and the words work. It’s a great song.

    1. George ,
      I seem to remember reading somewhere that the RTL you hear on the radio is a a media edit and the song is in fact a couple of minutes longer as you suggest.


  11. I’m quite surprised and delighted by the blend of religious and mythological iconography. The album artwork I’ve seen so far had a Garden of Earthly Delights (Bosch) aura about it, and the video has a similar delicious darkness to it. The plunge into darkness, the coliseum, the snake, the bird….

    This video seems very characteristic of the deeper, subliminal aspect of the music David has always played. It feels like he’s transitioned away from a Castaneda-ian death as a messenger and more into Goethe’s revised Faust as a victor.

    Very beautifully done, Mr. Gilmour. I’m very excited for more.

  12. It’s a cracker for me, nice to see a bit of Floyd in there. Will look great on the big screen at the Gigs, if one’s being used that is.

    I’m simmering now in anticipation for the tour, Verona will be mental.


  13. I enjoyed it immensely. I love the positive meaning. The world can always use a positive message.

    Also something that is taking place that does not happen very often is the blue moon. Two full moons in one month. Perfect day to release such a wonderful song.

    A few months ago I mentioned about the sea stars not doing well on the west coast. I went to the ocean a couple weeks ago. Where there use to be thousands there are now three. But the last few years there were none. So it is a beginning. Hopefully soon there will be large numbers again.

    With all the positive going on, I was wondering if David could venture up the west coast to the NW during his concert tour. Does not hurt to ask…

    I want to thank you FEd for the pre-concert information. That was very kind. Now if it can be done one more time for a NW concert.

    Take care, Suzy.

  14. Dark, brooding, and a welcome break from the less-than-cerebral visual candy from other video-producing artists.

  15. An unexpected video, a bit disturbing, as there’s a huge contrast between the ‘catchy/pop’ sound of the song and the darkness and complexity of the video concept. I think it’s what makes it interesting, actually very ‘Floydian’. I like it, la video donne une toute autre dimension ร  la chanson (= takes the song to a whole new level?). Brilliant animation and creativity. Made me think of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’. I never read John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, so I’ll have (and doing so will be a great pleasure) to watch the video many times to understand all the biblical and mythological references. Saw many references to – say – the Colosseum, it’s no wonder that David chose Roman theatres to perform. Love the snake/chain disappearing into a hole at the end too…

    Oh and also, the only colour in the video is the blue eye of the crow or snake, no? Just like David’s…(not that I would compare David to a crow or a snake, you understand… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    1. Dark literary imagery, I agree. I’m hoping to see more on Mr. Screen!

      It’s interesting as well that the snake and the crow have merged on the chest of the fallen angel in the form of what looks to be a caduceus, the staff of healing.

    2. When you spoke of the only colour Michรจle, I thought you were wrong. I remembered orange and red flames so I had another look. (I confess I’d only watched it once, please don’t ban me Fed. ๐Ÿ™ ) I hadn’t remembered the eyes at all.

      Yes. . .all black and white and grey scale, funny the way our minds work and fill in details we think should be there but misses the details that are actually there!

      In my mind’s eye, there were rivers of glowing lava, fierce red and orange flames. This place was hell and yet I’d reasoned that the falling angel was Satan and the burning place was the early surface of the earth raging with volcanic activity (burning with rage and desire . . . ๐Ÿ™‚ ). It makes you wonder how well traveled someone from the 1600s could have been to be able to imagine such scenes. We’ve seen lava and volcanoes on film.

      I smiled and thought of Rattle That Lock last night. I watched a late night film on Film 4, strangely enough, about someone who made a deal with the devil. It was Ghost Rider and Nicholas Cage was whipping this glowing hot chain around to kill the bad guys. Great happy escapist stuff!

      Sharon, thank you for that link. I hadn’t taken that in either! That symbol is similar to the one for commerce, business, merchants. To quote from the Bible, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil”.

      I’m enjoying learning more about Paradise Lost, Polly and David, thanks for that. ๐Ÿ˜€


  16. Thank you for the link. I like the video, and the song grows on me.

    Will be seeing Mr. Gilmour in Firenze in september. Can’t wait for the new songs, but looking forward to any PF songs too, since I’ve never seen him live. Hoping for One of These Days again!

    Have a nice weekend!

  17. Isn’t the final image of the serpent entering the earth through a hole a fine metaphor of the intrusion of sin into creation and a fitting illustration of the lyrics:

    So long sin, au revoir chaos
    If there’s a heaven, it can wait

  18. If I may FEd and I know this contribution is “off piste”, however, I wish to share a topical, work related subject from last week.

    I had a few days off on holiday and on my return to work, I logged into my PC and to my startling surprise and amazement, I had an e-mail sat in my in box from somebody called “David Gilmour”. I work as a Mechanical Engineer and once I’d picked myself up off the floor, I clicked open the e-mail to reveal a customer requesting a quotation for a control valve. I thought, surely David’s not doing a spot of pre-tour moon-lighting! In any case, it made my day and incidentally, I rang customer with glee and excitement to discuss; only for him to reveal he’d never heard of him. I thought, what a philistine and go wash your mouth out. It’s sacrilege not to have heard of the great man!

    He certainly “Rattled my Lock”. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great story and what great timing (even if the customer clearly has terrible taste in music).

  19. Loved the animated video, fits the song beautifully and reminds me as well of a great time spent in Rome a few weeks back with the Colosseum and Forum! So looking forward to Brighton, RAH and the album and thank you so much F’Ed for doing such a great job informing us and looking after us and to David as well for letting us have a head start.

    The article in Uncut as well was very good and lots of new tales were related.

    Best wishes to all

  20. Very compelling animation. A little juxtaposed in its darkness to the upbeat nature of the tune, but the animator is clear on the lyrical content. So that tension is squarely between David and Polly methinks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The animation style reminds me a lot of Terry Gilliam’s work, darker than Python for sure, but the limbs flailing about and birds popping out of an arse are Gilliam-esque!

    1. I’d forgotten about the birds! What just flashed through my mind was, “shitting birds”. Gotta be the curse of anyone that has seagulls nearby!

      ash ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. I did indeed, thank you Pete, and made a mental note to contact you nearer the time about meeting up before the Royal Albert Hall gigs. ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. Fed – I do think at times it should be you that gets the pat on the back.

    With an anticipation for a lot of activity on here over the coming weeks, with each and every post having to be vetted……….

    And you have been doing this for 10 years now? Have we passed the 10 year mark yet? Are we close to it?

    1. We’re close, Pete. Very close. A pat on the back or a slap to the face, I can’t decide which would be better for me, really. It’s a long time, isn’t it?

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