Pink Floyd break Endless River of records

Pink Floyd The Endless River Cover

Pink Floyd have broken yet another record following the release of their album The Endless River.

This time the progressive rock legends have become ‘the most viral’ artist on music streaming service Spotify with their track “Allons-y”.

In a statement revealing the news, Spotify also noted the remarkably young age of the audience:

“The band has never been more popular with us – which is saying a lot, because fans unlocked their entire catalogue by listening to Wish You Were Here over a million times on a single weekend.”

“Who’s doing all this listening and sharing? We found that Floyd skews remarkably young globally, with over 60% of its audience under 35, its strongest listening among 18-22 year-olds, and 80% of its playlisters under 34. Pink Floyd appears to be reaching a really young crowd through Spotify.”

The Endless River was crowned the most pre-ordered album in their history by Amazon UK earlier this year, and shot straight to number 1 on the UK album chart upon its release last week.

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Listen! Pink Floyd share new song “Allons-y”

Pink Floyd 2005 Promo Shot

Pink Floyd have released a new track from their forthcoming final LP, The Endless River.

Like much of the new album – scheduled for release on the 10th of November – the track is an instrumental piece.

You can listen to “Allons-y” below:

Amazon recently revealed that The Endless River is their most pre-ordered album of all time, beating the previous record holder, One Direction’s 2013 album Midnight Memories.

Director of Amazon EU Digital Music, Steve Bernstein, said of the statistic: “Pink Floyd now have the most pre-ordered album on Amazon, which is an outstanding achievement for the band and also it proves that they remain one of the most popular groups to grace the UK music scene.”

Pink Floyd frontman and guitarist David Gilmour continues to present The Endless River as Pink Floyd’s last ever album, but drummer Nick Mason still refuses to be so definitive. Speaking with Rolling Stone the sticksman said recently: “I think I’ll let David [Gilmour] do the, ‘This is the last, this is the end’… I now believe when I’m dead and buried my tombstone will read, ‘I’m not entirely sure the band’s over.'”

You can watch David Gilmour and Nick Mason discuss The Endless River in the 9 minute film featured below:

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