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British band Pink Floyd to release new song in almost thirty years with wounded Ukrainian singer.


Published on : 8 April, 2022 1:34 pm

Kathmandu: Pink Floyd will be releasing a new song on Friday, featuring the vocals of a wounded Ukrainian singer who had to leave his international tour to return back to his country due to the war outbreak.

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour said he found out that Khlyvnyuk; with whom he had previously performed- left a U.S. tour with Boombox and returned to Ukraine to join the Territorial Defense Forces.

The song is named “Hey Hey, Rise Up”- and was recorded last week which mostly highlights singing by Andriy Khlyvnyuk from Ukrainian band Boombox, which was taken from a social media post. This single is going to be Pink Floyd’s first original new music in almost 30 years.

“Then I saw this incredible video on Instagram, where he stands in a square in Kyiv with this beautiful gold-domed church and sings in the silence of a city with no traffic or background noise because of the war,” Gilmour stated on Pink Floyd’s website. Gilmour further said he had a conversation with Khlyvnyuk while he was in a hospital in Kyiv recovering from a mortar shrapnel injury.

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