November 29, 2022

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Pink Floyd release first new music in decades to support Ukraine

Pink Floyd release first new music in decades to support Ukraine

Pink Floyd have launched their first new songs in many years to support the reduction effort in Ukraine.

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The new keep track of, titled ‘Hey, Hey, Increase Up’, options a sample of Andriy Khlyvnyuk, the singer of Ukrainian band Boombox, and is the band’s initial original new music to be produced since their 1994 album ‘The Division Bell’. All proceeds from the track will go to Ukraine Humanitarian Aid.

A press launch reveals that Pink Floyd – who comprise David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Male Pratt (bass) and Nitin Sawhney (keyboards) for the music – recorded ‘Hey, Hey, Increase Up’ on March 30 this yr. Listen to the song through its accompanying video clip directed by Mat Whitecross:

Discussing the new tune in a statement, Gilmour claimed: “I hope it will get wide guidance and publicity. We want to elevate cash for humanitarian charities, and increase morale. We want categorical our help for Ukraine and in that way, show that most of the world thinks that it is thoroughly erroneous for a superpower to invade the impartial democratic state that Ukraine has become.”

The singer, who has a Ukrainian family, added: “We, like so many, have been feeling the fury and the frustration of this vile act of an impartial, peaceful democratic nation being invaded and having its individuals murdered by a person of the world’s key powers.”

Discussing the generation of the keep track of, Gilmour added: “We recorded the monitor and online video in our barn in which we did all our Von Trapped Loved ones reside streams for the duration of lockdown. It is the exact same space that we did the ‘Barn Jams’ with Rick Wright back again in 2007. Janina Pedan built the set in a working day and we experienced Andriy singing on the display whilst we performed, so the four of us experienced a vocalist, albeit not a single who was bodily existing with us.”

Gilmour also reviewed how he had played with Khlyvnyuk’s band in 2015 as element of a profit gig for the Belarus Absolutely free Theatre, and that the singer was halfway through a US tour with Boombox this February when he returned to his homeland to combat on the frontline from the Russians.

On ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up!’, Khlyvnyuk is sampled singing patriotic Ukranian song ‘The Crimson Viburnum’ in Sofiyskaya Square in the money Kyiv, which was captured in a viral Instagram online video lately despatched to Gilmour.

“He stands in a square in Kyiv with this lovely gold-domed church and sings in the silence of a city with no traffic or track record noise simply because of the war,” Gilmour stated. “It was a potent second that created me want to put it to audio.”

“I imagined: that is really magical and perhaps I can do something with this,” Gilmour instructed the Guardian of the footage in a new interview about the comeback. “I’ve bought a massive system that [Pink Floyd] have worked on for all these many years. It is a actually tricky and annoying detail to see this terribly crazy, unjust attack by a big power on an independent, peaceful, democratic nation. The irritation of seeing that and thinking ‘what the fuck can I do?’ is kind of unbearable.”

Gilmour then managed to discuss from his healthcare facility bed subsequent injuries sustained in the war. “I played him a minimal bit of the song down the cellphone line and he gave me his blessing,” he claimed. “We each hope to do some thing alongside one another in individual in the upcoming.”

Previous thirty day period, Pink Floyd and David Gilmour removed their songs from streaming expert services in Russia and Belarus to demonstrate their help for Ukraine.

Composing on Twitter, Pink Floyd stated: “To stand with the planet in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987 onwards, and all of David Gilmour’s solo recordings are remaining eliminated from all electronic tunes providers in Russia an Belarus from these days.”

Gilmour extra: “Russian soldiers, prevent killing your brothers. There will be no winners in this war. My daughter in regulation is Ukrainian and my granddaughters want to stop by and know their stunning state. Stop this in advance of it is all ruined.”