The Beyonce Album That Was Covered By Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour
Most rock stars don’t want anything to do with pop music as they often look down on this mainstream genre and its artists. However, there are some exceptions, such as Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and Rihanna. While rockers may not intentionally listen to pop music, it’s almost inevitable not to hear popular songs and albums made by the queens and kings of pop.
This may be the reason why Pink Floyd icon David Gilmour’s family wanted him to play one of Beyonce’s albums from start to finish as she’s the Queen B of pop music. Let’s travel back in time to see why Gilmour covered every song featured in Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ album.
David Gilmour Covered Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’
During a 2016 interview with the Guardian, David Gilmour and his son Charlie opened up about their relationship since David adopted Charlie after he got married to his mother, Polly Samson. The two had a challenging start as little Charlie misbehaved towards his stepfather. Fortunately, the musician was very calm about it all, and the two eventually grew a strong bond.
At some point during the interview, Charlie reflected on the time when their family got together at their farm, which is the Gilmours’ family home in West Sussex. They all sat by the fire and sang together after picking nettles and making a soup out of them. While it sounds like a bonding time for the family members, also an amusing incident took place.
Gilmour’s fans were surprised to hear he covered Beyonce’s album ‘Lemonade‘ with his guitar. Although the Pink Floyd icon did it after his family members’ request, he could have easily refused to play an album of a pop star. Instead, the rocker stepped out of his comfort zone and played the entire album when it first came out on April 23, 2016.
David’s son Charlie said:
“The most blissful family occasions for me now are when all the younger siblings are at the farm in the spring. We pick nettles and make a big nettle soup, sit by the fire, and have a sing-song. The last time it happened, the Beyoncé album, ‘Lemonade’ had just come out, and we made David cover the whole album from start to finish on the guitar.
There was always so much music around in the house – it was a very nice thing to enjoy and discover and talk about – a Leonard Cohen record playing or something along those lines, and my dad was always strumming something.”
While his unexpected performance probably wasn’t recorded as it was a family gathering, fans would love to hear a cover version of Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ by David Gilmour. Because there isn’t even footage of him performing the songs so far, fans can only imagine for now.