1984 was a year of significant change for Pink Floyd, with Roger Waters embarking on a solo career and other band members also exploring individual projects. This shift followed the release of "The Final Cut" and increasing tensions within the band. Waters released his debut solo album, "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking," in April 1984. The album, conceptual and narrative-driven, explored the theme of a midlife crisis through a series of dreams. It received mixed reviews, with some critics appreciating its storytelling and others finding it overly complex.David Gilmour also released his second solo album, "About Face," in March 1984. This album featured a more straightforward rock approach and included collaborations with other artists like Pete Townshend of The Who. It was well-received, with hits like "Blue Light" and "All Lovers Are Deranged." Gilmour's solo tour to promote the album attracted considerable attention, demonstrating his ability to carry a solo career outside Pink Floyd.These solo projects indicated a shift in Pink Floyd's dynamics, with Waters focusing on his vision and Gilmour exploring his creative path. While Pink Floyd as a band remained on hiatus, the solo efforts highlighted the individual talents within the group.