Pink Floyd Goes Back into the Studio to Support Ukraine
Pnk Floy has recorded its first music in nearly 30 years — a song in support of Ukraine featuring vocals by a Ukrainian soldier.
The new single "Hey Hey Rise Up" is the first new music from the band since 1994. All proceeds will go to Ukrainian humanitarian relief.
The song is performed by David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, with bass player Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboard. It features vocals by Andriy Khlyvnyuk from the Ukrainian band Boombox. The track features Khlyvnyuk singing a patriotic Ukrainian song from a clip he recorded in front of Kyiv’s St. Sophia Cathedral and posted on social media.
Gilmour performed with BoomBox in London in 2015. After Russia’s invasion, Khlyvnyuk cut short the band's U.S. tour to go back to Ukraine and join a territorial defense unit.
Gilmour daughter-in-law is Ukrainian.