Pink Floyd will launch a brand new tune tomorrow in assist of the folks of Ukraine titled “Hey Hey Rise Up.”
The brand new tune options Pink Floyd mainstays David Gilmour and Nick Mason, in addition to bassist Man Pratt and keyboardist Nitin Sawhney. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the Ukrainian band Boombox contributes vocals.
“Hey Hey Rise Up” marks the primary new unique music Pink Floyd have recorded collectively since their 1994 album The Division Bell. (The largely instrumental 2014 LP The Endless River includes music recorded throughout The Division Bell periods.) The band recorded the tune on March 30 and pulled Khlyvnyuk’s vocals from an Instagram publish of him singing in Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Sq..
The tune title is impressed by the lyrics to “The Pink Viburnum within the Meadow,” a Ukrainian protest tune written throughout World Battle I, which Khlyvnyuk was singing within the video. The final line of the tune interprets to “Hey, hey, stand up and rejoice.”
Gilmour, who has a Ukrainian daughter-in-law and grandchildren, stated in a press release, “We, like so many, have been feeling the fury and the frustration of this vile act of an unbiased, peaceable democratic nation being invaded and having its folks murdered by one of many world’s main powers.”
Gilmour first grew to become conscious of Khlyvnyuk in 2015, when he performed a present in London in assist of the Belarus Free Theatre, an underground theater group whose members usually danger persecution. Boombox had been scheduled to play that evening, however Khlyvnyuk could not make the present attributable to visa issues, so the remainder of Boombox backed Gilmour for his set and devoted “Wish You Were Here” to him.
“Lately I learn that Andriy had left his American tour with Boombox, had gone again to Ukraine and joined up with the Territorial Protection,” Gilmour defined. “Then I noticed this unbelievable video on Instagram, the place he stands in a sq. in Kyiv with this lovely gold-domed church and sings within the silence of a metropolis with no site visitors or background noise due to the warfare. It was a robust second that made me wish to put it to music.” Gilmour is certainly one of a number of rockers who has publicly reacted to the warfare in Ukraine, together with Stevie Nicks, Brian May, David Coverdale and lots of extra.
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