Pink Floyd launch 1st new music in many years to aid Ukraine

Pink Floyd have launched their 1st new audio in many years to assist the reduction work in Ukraine.

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The new keep track of, titled ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up’, features a sample of Andriy Khlyvnyuk, the singer of Ukrainian band Boombox, and is the band’s initial primary music to be introduced given that their 1994 album ‘The Division Bell’. All proceeds from the music will go to Ukraine Humanitarian Relief.

A press launch reveals that Pink Floyd – who comprise David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Dude Pratt (bass) and Nitin Sawhney (keyboards) for the music – recorded ‘Hey, Hey, Increase Up’ on March 30 this 12 months. Listen to the music by way of its accompanying online video directed by Mat Whitecross: out?v=saEpkcVi1d4

Discussing the new song in a assertion, Gilmour stated: “I hope it will receive extensive help and publicity. We want to increase resources for humanitarian charities, and increase morale. We want specific our support for Ukraine and in that way, show that most of the entire world thinks that it is thoroughly incorrect for a superpower to invade the independent democratic state that Ukraine has develop into.”

The singer, who has a Ukrainian spouse and children, extra: “We, like so lots of, have been emotion the fury and the stress of this vile act of an impartial, peaceful democratic nation getting invaded and obtaining its men and women murdered by 1 of the world’s main powers.”

Speaking about the development of the monitor, Gilmour additional: “We recorded the keep track of and online video in our barn where by we did all our Von Trapped Household dwell streams throughout lockdown. It is the same place that we did the ‘Barn Jams’ with Rick Wright back again in 2007. Janina Pedan created the set in a day and we had Andriy singing on the display screen even though we performed, so the four of us had a vocalist, albeit not a single who was physically present with us.”

Gilmour also reviewed how he experienced performed with Khlyvnyuk’s band in 2015 as aspect of a benefit gig for the Belarus Absolutely free Theatre, and that the singer was halfway by a US tour with Boombox this February when he returned to his homeland to battle on the frontline versus the Russians.

On ‘Hey, Hey, Increase Up!’, Khlyvnyuk is sampled singing patriotic Ukranian song ‘The Red Viburnum’ in Sofiyskaya Sq. in the funds Kyiv, which was captured in a viral Instagram video clip not too long ago sent to Gilmour.

“He stands in a sq. in Kyiv with this gorgeous gold-domed church and sings in the silence of a city with no website traffic or history noise because of the war,” Gilmour claimed. “It was a powerful moment that made me want to set it to new music.”

“I considered: that is very magical and it’s possible I can do a little something with this,” Gilmour advised the Guardian of the footage in a new interview about the comeback. “I’ve got a massive platform that [Pink Floyd] have worked on for all these many years. It is a definitely difficult and discouraging detail to see this terribly crazy, unjust assault by a big energy on an impartial, peaceful, democratic country. The irritation of seeing that and considering ‘what the fuck can I do?’ is form of unbearable.”

Gilmour then managed to talk from his hospital bed following injuries sustained in the war. “I played him a minimal little bit of the track down the phone line and he gave me his blessing,” he claimed. “We both of those hope to do anything jointly in particular person in the future.”

Previous thirty day period, Pink Floyd and David Gilmour taken out their music from streaming services in Russia and Belarus to display their guidance for Ukraine.

Composing on Twitter, Pink Floyd stated: “To stand with the environment in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the performs of Pink Floyd, from 1987 onwards, and all of David Gilmour’s solo recordings are remaining taken out from all electronic new music suppliers in Russia an Belarus from these days.”

Gilmour included: “Russian troopers, halt killing your brothers. There will be no winners in this war. My daughter in regulation is Ukrainian and my granddaughters want to visit and know their gorgeous country. Cease this right before it is all destroyed.”