Pink Floyd Releases New Song In Almost Three Decades to Help Ukraine

Pink Floyd has reformed and released a new single to support Ukraine.

Pink Floyd’s single, ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’ marked the first time they recorded music together since the 1994 album ‘The Division Bell’, and all of its proceeds will go toward humanitarian aid for Ukrainians.

David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Guy Pratt, and Nitin Sawhney teamed up with Andriy Khlyvnyuk from the Ukrainian band BoomBox to record the track. 

Pink Floyd’s new single featured Khlyvnyuk singing a World War I protest song from a video he recorded in front of Kyiv’s St. Sophia Cathedral and shared on social media.

Gilmour said that he spoke to Khlyvnyuk when he was recovering in hospital from a mortar shrapnel injury while he was writing the song.

“We want to express our support for Ukraine, and in that way show that most of the world thinks that it is totally wrong for a superpower to invade the independent democratic country that Ukraine has become,” Gilmour added.


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