The first new Pink Floyd audio given that the band’s 1994 album The Division Bell is an incredible protest song for incredible periods.
“Hey Hey Rise Up” capabilities initial members David Gilmour and Nick Mason along with extended-time Floyd bassist Man Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards, but is built largely around a goosebump-elevating vocal efficiency from Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the Ukrainian band Boombox.
Khlyvnyuk was on tour in the US when the invasion commenced but returned household to assist protect his nation. Late in February, the singer posted to Instagram a recording of himself in Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Square singing the Ukrainian protest tune “The Purple Viburnum In The Meadow”. Relationship from Globe War I, the song has been supplied new relevance considering the fact that the recent Russian invasion of the place.
Gilmour, who experienced played a present with Boombox in London in 2015, was so influenced by the performance that he sampled Khlyvnyuk’s vocals and integrated them into this new track which can take its title from the English translation of the remaining line: “Hey hey, increase up and rejoice!”
A moment and a half in, Gilmour unleashes a trademark guitar solo which appears to be to cry out in anguish. This is not a guitar gently weeping, but bawling in anger and disappointment.
All proceeds from the music will go to assist Humanitarian Aid for the folks of Ukraine.