Pink Floyd joins forces with wounded Ukrainian singer


LONDON:

British rock band Pink Floyd will unencumber a brand new track on Friday to lift cash for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, that includes the vocals of a Ukrainian singer who hand over a world excursion to battle for his nation and was once wounded.

The one Hiya Hiya, Upward thrust Up– Pink Floyd’s first unique new track in nearly 30 years – was once recorded closing week and highlights making a song by means of Andriy Khlyvnyuk from Ukrainian band Boombox, which was once taken from a social media put up.

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour mentioned he realized that Khlyvnyuk – with whom he had up to now carried out – left a US excursion with Boombox and returned to Ukraine to sign up for the Territorial Defence Forces.

“Then I noticed this improbable video on Instagram, the place he stands in a sq. in Kyiv with this pretty gold-domed church and sings within the silence of a town with no visitors or background noise as a result of the struggle,” Gilmour mentioned on Pink Floyd’s site.

“It was once an impressive second that made me wish to put it to track.”

Gilmour mentioned he spoke with Khlyvnyuk whilst he was once in a medical institution in Kyiv getting better from a mortar shrapnel damage.

“I performed him a bit of little bit of the track down the telephone line and he gave me his blessing. We each hope to do one thing in combination in individual sooner or later,” he mentioned.

Gilmour mentioned he had a Ukrainian daughter-in-law and grandchildren and he was once feeling “the fury and the disappointment” of the invasion of Ukraine by means of Russia. Moscow has mentioned it’s engaged in a unique operation to degrade Ukraine’s army functions and root out nationalists.

The monitor, which samples Khlyvnyuk making a song a Global Struggle One protest track, additionally options Nick Mason, a founding member of Pink Floyd, in addition to Gilmour and different musicians.

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