London: British rock band Pink Floyd has released a song in support of Ukraine under the group’s banner ‘Hey He Rise Up’. The recently released song featured vocals by Ukrainian singer Andrey Khalivniuk from his video singing a folk song in the capital Kyiv, which became the unofficial anthem amid the Ukraine-Russia war. Reportedly, the proceeds of the song will go towards humanitarian relief.

The lead singer of the song is not David Gilmour, but a Ukrainian singer, whose a cappella vocals are set to music by the veteran band from an Instagram post shot in Kyiv’s Sofisskaya Square. Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour tweeted, “We, like many, feel the fury and desperation of this despicable act of one of the world’s leading powers attacking a free, peaceful democratic country and killing its people. are doing.”

As Variety reports, the music for the new song was recorded on March 30 by longtime members Gilmour and Nick Mason along with longtime bass player Guy Pratt and keyboardist Nitin Sawhney. The sculpted vocalist in the new Pink Floyd track is Andrey Khalivanyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox.

He is taken from an Instagram video he posted five weeks ago in which he sang a World War I Ukrainian protest song, ‘The Red Viburnum in the Meadow’, which saw a revival as a cry against the Russian war on Ukraine has gone. , The last line of the song translates as “Hey, get up and rejoice”. According to Variety, a music video is also underway, which was also shot on March 30, directed by Matt Whitecross, while the players were still assembled for the recording session.