British musician David Gilmour has recently revealed that his new single 'Rattle That Lock' features former inmates from the prison where his son Charlie served time.
British musician David Gilmour has recently revealed that his new single ‘Rattle That Lock’ features former inmates from the prison where his son Charlie served time.
The Pink Floyd guitarist has recorded his fourth studio album with the Liberty Choir, a rehabilitation project that includes former Wandsworth Prison inmates and local singers, the BBC reported.
Gilmour said that his son Charlie had spent four months in jail after being convicted on suspicion of violent disorder for his part in the 2010 protest, where he swung from a flag on the Cenotaph and threw a bin at a royal convoy.
In a recent interview, the 69-year-old musician said that his son’s experience has left a deep impact on him and his family. He said that this has made them more aware of the prison system.
“We’re just helping out by being part of this initiative, which will hopefully spread,, he added.
The Liberty Choir, run by vocal coach MJ Paranzino and writer Ginny Dougary, takes members of the South London Choir into Wandsworth Prison for weekly sessions with the serving inmates.
Gilmour and wife Polly Samson have also donated money to allow The Liberty Choir to expand to other jails.