Pink Floyd Send A Message To Fans After Their Support For ‘Hey Hey, Rise Up’

Pink Floyd has used its fame and visibility through their music to increase awareness and help people suffering from the ongoing Ukraine war. Their fans responded with the same sensitivity. The band’s song ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up,’ which they released for this purpose, has raised quite a bit of charity money, according to the legendary group’s latest Twitter announcement. Pink Floyd members thanked their devoted fans for this incredible support via a recent Tweet.

“Pink Floyd would like to thank everyone who has supported ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up,'” the legendary band announced from its official Twitter account. “The single, recorded on 30th March with Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the Ukrainian band Boombox, has so far raised over £450,000 to help alleviate the suffering of the Ukrainian people.”

They also noted, “David Gilmour and Nick Mason have made this up to £500,000, which will be distributed to the following humanitarian charities: Hospitallers Ukraine Aid, The Kharkiv and Przemyśl Project, Vostok SOS, Kyiv Volunteer, and Livyj Bereh.”

‘Hey Hey, Rise Up’ was released on the 8th of last April. The song is the first Pink Floyd song to be released since 2014, that is, after about eight years. Also, after ‘The Division Bell,’ recorded in 1994, Pink Floyd members met their audience for the first time with entirely new material. The inspiration for the song is Andriy Khlyvnyuk, with whom they collaborate for the release.

The Ukrainian singer Khlyvnyuk left the shows and returned to his hometown to serve in the Ukrainian military while his US tour continued. After his return, he recorded a cappella version of the 1914 Ukrainian anthem, ‘Oh, The Red Viburnum In The Meadow’ and put his music into play for his cause.

It is known that Pink Floyd members, especially David Gilmour, have been very sensitive about the Ukraine invasion from the very beginning and tried to do their best for the people who suffered there. When Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour heard this song by Khlyvnyuk, he was very affected and decided to release this piece of resistance with the touch of Pink Floyd and reach more people and use his art for humanity.