Hey Hey Rise Up

Posted by madhack on Apr 9, 2022

David Gilmour and Nick Mason have released a new single, Hey Hey Rise Up, under the Pink Floyd name in support of the people of Ukraine.

The track features longtime live bassist Guy Pratt, multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney on keyboards, and vocals from BoomBox vocalist Andriy Khlyvnyuk. Khlyvnyuk originally recorded the vocals, from the Ukrainian WWI protest song The Red Viburnum In The Meadow, after leaving his band's US tour to join Ukrainian defense forces.

This certainly sounds like a one-off, but as the Floyd's official site notes, David's personal ties to Ukraine give it special importance to him, and it's always good to hear new music from the guys in any lineup.

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