David Gilmour Announces The Release Of New Pink Floyd Song To Support Ukraine
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour recently shared a post to reveal that they released their new song on the band’s official Twitter account after a very long time. The band also collaborated with a famous Ukrainian singer to support the country by raising funds through their music.
Since the beginning of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, along with many musicians and artists, David Gilmour has been sharing supportive messages for the Ukrainian people who are still fighting for their country. Also, the guitarist called out Russian soldiers many times to stop this unjust war and stated that his daughter-in-law is Ukrainian. Hence, his grandchildren wanted to see their country safe without the shadow of Putin.
Gilmour’s next move was to announce that he would remove Pink Floyd’s records from 1987 to now and his solo music from all streaming platforms in Russia. Then, he thought about doing something for the Ukrainian people by working on a new project with Pink Floyd. The band didn’t release any albums or new songs following their fifteenth studio album ‘The Endless River,’ released on November 7, 2014, until their latest song, ‘Hey Hey Rise Up.’
Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney joined Mason and Gilmour to perform the song featuring BoomBox’s Andriy Khlyvnyuk. The singer’s performance of Ukraine’s patriotic folk song entitled ‘The Red Viburnum in the Meadow’ in Sofiyskaya Square in the capital Kyiv took place in the song and its official music video. The band defined it as a message of resistance, and before sharing ‘Hey Hey Rise Up,’ they highlighted that they would donate the money to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief.
Pink Floyd’s tweet read:
“Here is the official video for ‘Hey Hey Rise Up,’ Pink Floyd’s new Ukraine fundraiser feat Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox. Stream/download from midnight.”
Here’s what the band said in their video:
“On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Boombox singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk ended his US Tour and returned home to Kyiv to defend his country. Three days later, he posted a video on Instagram, singing the Ukrainian song ‘The Red Viburnum in the Meadow.’ Now Pink Floyd has joined with Andriy to support his message of resistance.“
You can check out the song and tweet below.
Here is the official video for 'Hey Hey Rise Up', Pink Floyd’s new Ukraine fundraiser feat Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox. Stream / download from midnight. https://t.co/4U3P3WAQOZ
— Pink Floyd (@pinkfloyd) April 7, 2022