Pink Floyd launch first new music since 1994 for Ukraine

Pink Floyd have written their first new music in virtually 30 years to help Ukrainians, the band introduced on Thursday. “Hey, Hey, Rise-Up!” might be launched  on Friday, and be used to boost funds for humanitarian causes linked to the battle. It samples Andriy Khlyvnyuk, from one in all Ukraine’s greatest bands BoomBox, singing in Sofiyskaya Sq. in Kyiv in a clip that went viral. Khlyvnyukh deserted a world tour to return to Ukraine and assist defend his nation.

“We, like so many, have been feeling the fury and the frustration of this vile act of an impartial, peaceable democratic nation being invaded and having its folks murdered by one of many world’s main powers,” Pink Floyd mentioned on their official Twitter feed. In a press launch, band chief David Gilmour mentioned he had been moved by Khlyvnyuk’s video: “It was a strong second that made me need to put it to music.” He was capable of converse with Khlyvnyuk from his hospital mattress in Kyiv, the place the singer was recovering after being hit by shrapnel in a mortar assault, the file firm mentioned.

“I performed him a little bit little bit of the music down the telephone line and he gave me his blessing. We each hope to do one thing collectively in particular person sooner or later,” Gilmour mentioned. The picture accompanying the music is of a sunflower, and was impressed by a viral video displaying a Ukrainian lady insulting two armed Russian troopers. In it, she tells the troopers: “Take these seeds and put them in your pockets. That method sunflowers will develop once you all relaxation right here.”

It’s the first unique music from Pink Floyd since 1994’s “The Division Bell”. Gilmour tweeted his opposition to the battle quickly after Russia’s invasion, saying: “Putin should go”. The band has additionally pulled their music from Russian and Belarusian streaming websites in protest on the invasion. – AFP



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