Scientist Stephen Hawking, smartest man in the universe, will lend his iconic artificial vocals to the new Pink Floyd album, The Endless River. According to Rolling Stone, Hawking’s voice will appear on the song “Talkin’ Hawkin’.” The band had already used his vocals once before, on their 1994 Division Bell song, “Keep Talking.” (Listen to the track below.)
The 72-year-old cosmologist has always been very present in pop culture, being portrayed in cartoons like The Simpsons and Family Guy and even having a cameo on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Pink Floyd will release The Endless River, their first new studio album in 20 years, on November 10. Interestingly, the album’s artwork was designed by an Egyptian teenager.