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PINK FLOYD To Launch A New Tune In Help Of Ukraine

PINK FLOYD To Launch A New Tune In Help Of Ukraine

PINK FLOYD To Release A New Song In Support Of Ukraine

Pink Floyd will launch a brand new tune referred to as “Hey, Hey, Rise Up!” in assist of Ukraine. The lineup for the tune is Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason alongside the band’s reside bassist Man Pratt, in addition to Nitin Sawhney on keyboards and Ukrainian band Boombox vocalist Andriy Khlyvnyuk.

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The tune makes use of a clip of Khlyvnyuk singing the World Battle I protest tune “The Pink Viburnum In The Meadow.” The title of the Pink Floyd observe is taken from the final line of the tune which interprets as ‘Hey Hey Stand up and rejoice.’

“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,” stated Gilmour, whose daughter-in-law and grandchildren are Ukrainian.

Gilmour additionally expanded on how he knew about Khlyvnyuk and why he selected his vocals for the tune.

“In 2015, I performed a present at Koko in London in assist of the Belarus Free Theatre, whose members have been imprisoned. Pussy Riot and the Ukrainian band, Boombox, have been additionally on the invoice. They have been imagined to do their very own set, however their singer Andriy had visa issues, so the remainder of the band backed me for my set – we performed ‘Want You Have been Right here’ for Andriy that evening.

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“Lately I learn that Andriy had left his American tour with Boombox, had gone again to Ukraine, and joined up with the Territorial Protection. Then I noticed this unbelievable video on Instagram, the place 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 conflict. It was a strong second that made me need to put it to music.”

All proceeds will go in direction of Ukrainian humanitarian aid. Pre-save the tune right here. You too can try the clip that made Gilmour need to write the tune beneath.

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