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Here is the official video for ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’, Pink Floyd’s new Ukraine fundraiser feat Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox. Stream / download at http://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/HeyHeyRiseUp

‘Hey Hey Rise Up’, released in support of the people of Ukraine, sees David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined by long time Pink Floyd bass player Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards, all accompanying an extraordinary vocal by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox. All proceeds go to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief.

This is the first new original music that they have recorded together as a band since 1994’s The Division Bell.

The track uses Andriy’s vocals taken from his Instagram post of him in Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Square singing ‘The Red Viburnum In The Meadow’, a rousing Ukrainian protest song written during the first world war. The title of the Pink Floyd track is taken from the last line of the song which translates as ‘Hey, hey, rise up and rejoice’. The song’s opening choral parts are by Ukrainian VERYOVKA Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.

Gilmour, who has a Ukrainian daughter-in-law and grandchildren says: “We, like so many, have been feeling the fury and the frustration of this vile act of an independent, peaceful democratic country being invaded and having its people murdered by one of the world’s major powers”.

Gilmour explains how he came to know Andriy and his band Boombox. “In 2015, I played a show at Koko in London in support of the Belarus Free Theatre, whose members have been imprisoned. Pussy Riot and the Ukrainian band, Boombox, were also on the bill. They were supposed to do their own set, but their singer Andriy had visa problems, so the rest of the band backed me for my set – we played Wish You Were Here for Andriy that night. Recently I read that Andriy had left his American tour with Boombox, had gone back to Ukraine, and joined up with the Territorial Defense. Then I saw this incredible video on Instagram, where he stands in a square in Kyiv with this beautiful gold-domed church and sings in the silence of a city with no traffic or background noise because of the war. It was a powerful moment that made me want to put it to music.”

While writing the music for the track, David managed to speak with Andriy from his hospital bed in Kyiv where he was recovering from a mortar shrapnel injury. “I played him a little bit of the song down the phone line and he gave me his blessing. We both hope to do something together in person in the future.”

Speaking about the track Gilmour says, “I hope it will receive wide support and publicity. We want to raise funds for humanitarian charities, and raise morale. We want express our support for Ukraine and in that way, show that most of the world thinks that it is totally wrong for a superpower to invade the independent democratic country that Ukraine has become.”

The video for ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’ was filmed by acclaimed director Mat Whitecross and shot on the same day as the track was recorded. David Gilmour “We recorded the track and video in our barn where we did all our Von Trapped Family live streams during lockdown. It’s the same room that we did the ‘Barn Jams’ with Rick Wright back in 2007. Janina Pedan made the set in a day and we had Andriy singing on the screen while we played, so the four of us had a vocalist, albeit not one who was physically present with us.”

The artwork for the track features a painting of the national flower of Ukraine, the sunflower, by the Cuban artist, Yosan Leon. The cover of the single is a direct reference to the woman who was seen around the world giving sunflower seeds to Russian soldiers and telling them to carry them in their pockets so that when they die, sunflowers will grow.

LYRICS
Oyu luzi chervona kalyna pokhylylasya,
Chohos’ nasha slavna Ukrayina zazhurylasya.
A my tuyu chervonu kalynu pidiymemo,
A my nashu slavnu Ukrayinu, hey-hey, rozveselymo!

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25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Ирина Скиба

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Класс! 👍😎🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺

  2. Панас Немирний

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    💛💙♥️✊👏

  3. Stephan Richter

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Slawa Ukraine ✊🏻💙💛

  4. SonesLixo

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Fucking banger

  5. Leonidas Pereira

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    O solo dessa guitarra é inconfundível.

  6. boobwow dude

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    каква глупа песма

  7. boobwow dude

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    wth is this sh$$

  8. Bikhul Khoiri

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Duduk sama rata berdiri tanpa raja

  9. Ronald Quesada

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Buena intención, pero lastima que no canta David gilmour, y hizo falta Roger walters, lo importante es el mensaje

  10. Maxim Popov

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Stop the war ☮️ Peace and Love ❤️

  11. Євген Кириченко

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Putin = Hitler
    Thank you guys for your support!🙏🇺🇦
    It is very important for Ukraine and all Europe. We must stop this new evil, we must fight for freedom. 🇺🇦🇬🇧

  12. Maxim Popov

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Pink Floyd is the healer 💙🤍❤️

  13. Maxim Popov

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Peace Love and Music 💙🤍❤️

  14. Billy V

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Thank you for your support from Kharkiv! Long live the Queen!

  15. Ірина Гавришко

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Thanks to all of You❤

  16. Alvarez Cristian CTN

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Hipócritas

  17. fernando Chacana

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    NO MAS GUERRA EN EL MUNDO ,NO MAS INOCENTES ASESINADOS POR UNA IDEOLOGIA FUERZA HERMANOS QUE SUFREN . 🤝🤝🇨🇱🇺🇦🇨🇱🇺🇦🇨🇱🇺🇦🇨🇱🇺🇦🇨🇱🤝🙏🙏🙏🙏

  18. fernando Chacana

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    🤝🤝🤝🇨🇱🇺🇦🤝🤝🇨🇱🇺🇦🤝🤝🇨🇱🇺🇦NO WAR PLIS

  19. Dee Maxx

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    We fight for freedom! We fight for all humankind! Слава Україні!

  20. Україночка у Туреччині

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    👍👍👍🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

  21. олег петров

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Ой у лузі червона калина похилилася,

    Чогось наша славна Україна зажурилася.

    А ми тую червону калину підіймемо.

    А ми нашу славну Україну, гей! гей! розвеселимо!

    Марширують наші добровольці у кривавий тан,

    Визволяти наших українців з ворожих кайдан.

    А ми наших братів-українців визволимо,

    А ми нашу славну Україну, гей! гей! розвеселимо!

    Гей, у полі ярої пшениці золотистий лан,

    Розпочали Стрільці Українські з ворогами тан!

    А ми тую ярую пшеницю ізберемо,

    А ми нашу славну Україну, гей! гей! розвеселимо!

    Як повіє буйнесенький вітер з широких степів,

    То прославить по всій Україні Січових Стрільців.

    А ми тую стрілецькую славу збережемо,

    А ми нашу славну Україну, гей! гей! розвеселимо!

  22. temo labadze

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Ia vsegda shital chto Pink Floid velikikaia grupa vsex vremion…..Vperiod moa Ukraina,ukrainas gaumarjos……Slava Ukraini.❤❤❤❤❤❤

  23. Simon Seven

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    still amazing

  24. Soaring On Eagles Wings

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Singer is wearing a New York Yankees hat. Lol

  25. Soaring On Eagles Wings

    April 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Need subtitles! ( English)

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