Pink Floyd released its first song in 28 years to support Ukraine
After nearly three decades without creating new original music, the world-famous band Pink Floyd has gotten back together in support of Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.
Guitarist and singer David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, bassist Guy Pratt, and composer Nitin Sawhney teamed up to create “Hey Hey Rise Up” to support Ukraine. All proceeds from the song will go to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief.
The song contains an extraordinary vocal by Andrii Khlyvniuk, frontman of the Ukrainian band Boombox. The track uses Andrii’s vocals taken from his Instagram post of him in Kyiv singing “Oh, The Red Viburnum In The Meadow,” a rousing Ukrainian folk protest song written during the first world war. Andrii Khlyvniuk himself the Territorial Defense Forces since the beginning of the Russian invasion. In March 2022, Khlyvniuk was injured during a mortar attack by Russian invaders.
“We, like so many, have been feeling the fury and the frustration of this vile act of an independent, peaceful democratic country being invaded and having its people murdered by one of the world’s major powers,” said Pink Floyd’s frontman, David Gilmour.