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Pink Floyd launch first new music in many years to assist Ukraine

Pink Floyd launch first new music in many years to assist Ukraine

Pink Floyd release first new music in decades to support Ukraine

Pink Floyd have launched their first new music in many years to help the aid effort in Ukraine.

The brand new monitor, titled ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up’, incorporates a pattern of Andriy Khlyvnyuk, the singer of Ukrainian band Boombox, and is the band’s first authentic music to be launched since their 1994 album ‘The Division Bell’. All proceeds from the track will go to Ukraine Humanitarian Aid.

A press launch reveals that Pink Floyd – who comprise David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Man Pratt (bass) and Nitin Sawhney (keyboards) for the track – recorded ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up’ on March 30 this yr. Hear the track by way of its accompanying video directed by Mat Whitecross:

Discussing the brand new track in an announcement, Gilmour mentioned: “I hope it can obtain large assist and publicity. We need to increase funds for humanitarian charities, and lift morale. We would like categorical our assist for Ukraine and in that manner, present that many of the world thinks that it’s completely mistaken for a superpower to invade the unbiased democratic nation that Ukraine has change into.”

The singer, who has a Ukrainian household, added: “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 individuals murdered by one of many world’s main powers.”

Discussing the creation of the monitor, Gilmour added: “We recorded the monitor and video in our barn the place we did all our Von Trapped Household reside streams throughout lockdown. It’s the identical room that we did the ‘Barn Jams’ with Rick Wright again in 2007. Janina Pedan made the set in a day and we had Andriy singing on the display whereas we performed, so the 4 of us had a vocalist, albeit not one who was bodily current with us.”

Gilmour additionally mentioned how he had performed with Khlyvnyuk’s band in 2015 as a part of a profit gig for the Belarus Free Theatre, and that the singer was halfway via a US tour with Boombox this February when he returned to his homeland to combat on the frontline towards the Russians.

On ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up!’, Khlyvnyuk is sampled singing patriotic Ukranian track ‘The Crimson Viburnum’ in Sofiyskaya Sq. within the capital Kyiv, which was captured in a viral Instagram video just lately despatched to Gilmour.

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“He stands in a sq. in Kyiv with this stunning gold-domed church and sings within the silence of a metropolis with no visitors or background noise due to the warfare,” Gilmour mentioned. “It was a robust second that made me need to put it to music.”

“I assumed: that’s fairly magical and possibly I can do one thing with this,” Gilmour informed the Guardian of the footage in a brand new interview in regards to the comeback. “I’ve bought a giant platform that [Pink Floyd] have labored on for all these years. It’s a extremely tough and irritating factor to see this terribly loopy, unjust assault by a serious energy on an unbiased, peaceable, democratic nation. The frustration of seeing that and considering ‘what the fuck can I do?’ is type of insufferable.”

Gilmour then managed to talk from his hospital mattress following accidents sustained within the warfare. “I performed him slightly little bit of the track down the cellphone line and he gave me his blessing,” he mentioned. “We each hope to do one thing collectively in individual sooner or later.”

Final month, Pink Floyd and David Gilmour eliminated their music from streaming companies in Russia and Belarus to point out their assist for Ukraine.

Writing on Twitter, Pink Floyd mentioned: “To face with the world in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987 onwards, and all of David Gilmour’s solo recordings are being faraway from all digital music suppliers in Russia an Belarus from as we speak.”

Gilmour added: “Russian troopers, cease killing your brothers. There might be no winners on this warfare. My daughter in regulation is Ukrainian and my granddaughters need to go to and know their stunning nation. Cease this earlier than it’s all destroyed.”

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