Pink Floyd Reunites To Sing For Ukraine. Vocalist - A Frontline Ukrainian Soldier

Pink Floyd's new song for Ukraine is played with Ukrainian Andriy Khlyvnyuk who was wounded fighting for his country.

The legendary British rock band Pink Floyd is releasing its first new song after almost 30 years to raise funds for the Ukrainian people. The vocalist is a Ukrainian singer who was wounded fighting for his country following the Russian invasion.

Released on Friday, the song "Hey Hey Hey Rise Up" features Pink Floyd members, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with Andriy Khlyvnyuk, of the band BoomBox, on vocals. Bass player Roger Waters, who left Pink Floyd in the 1980s, is not involved.

Proceeds "From Hey Hey Rise Up" Will Go To Humanitarian Aid In Ukraine

After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Andriy Khlyvnyuk interrupted a tour of the United States to return to Ukraine and join a territorial defense unit, Al Jazeera reports. He was wounded in the fight.

Gilmour said he spoke to Khlyvnyuk, who was recovering in hospital from a mortar shrapnel injury, while he was writing the song.
  Pink Floyd's new song for Ukraine is played with Ukrainian Andriy Khlyvnyuk
"I played him a little bit of the song down the phone line and he gave me his blessing,” the Ukrainian said. “We both hope to do something together in person in the future", he added.

Gilmour, who has a Ukrainian daughter-in-law and granddaughter, said: "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."

"We want to 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," Gilmour added.

The powerful music video has already amassed over 1.3 million views in just 12 hours. Now the video has millions of views. 

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