Pink Floyd – Hey Hey Rise Up (feat. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox)

Pink Floyd – Hey Hey Rise Up (feat. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox)

Here is the official video for ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’, Pink Floyd’s new Ukraine fundraiser feat Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox. Stream / download at

‘Hey Hey Rise Up’, released in support of the people of Ukraine, sees David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined by long time Pink Floyd bass player Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards, all accompanying an extraordinary vocal by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox. All proceeds go to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief.

This is the first new original music that they have recorded together as a band since 1994’s The Division Bell.

The track uses Andriy’s vocals taken from his Instagram post of him in Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Square singing ‘The Red Viburnum In The Meadow’, a rousing Ukrainian protest song written during the first world war. The title of the Pink Floyd track is taken from the last line of the song which translates as ‘Hey, hey, rise up and rejoice’. The song’s opening choral parts are by Ukrainian VERYOVKA Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.

Gilmour, who has a Ukrainian daughter-in-law and grandchildren says: “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”.

Gilmour explains how he came to know Andriy and his band Boombox. “In 2015, I played a show at Koko in London in support of the Belarus Free Theatre, whose members have been imprisoned. Pussy Riot and the Ukrainian band, Boombox, were also on the bill. They were supposed to do their own set, but their singer Andriy had visa problems, so the rest of the band backed me for my set – we played Wish You Were Here for Andriy that night. Recently I read that Andriy had left his American tour with Boombox, had gone back to Ukraine, and joined up with the Territorial Defense. 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. It was a powerful moment that made me want to put it to music.”

While writing the music for the track, David managed to speak with Andriy from his hospital bed in Kyiv where he was recovering from a mortar shrapnel injury. “I played him a little bit of the song down the phone line and he gave me his blessing. We both hope to do something together in person in the future.”

Speaking about the track Gilmour says, “I hope it will receive wide support and publicity. We want to raise funds for humanitarian charities, and raise morale. We want 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.”

The video for ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’ was filmed by acclaimed director Mat Whitecross and shot on the same day as the track was recorded. David Gilmour “We recorded the track and video in our barn where we did all our Von Trapped Family live streams during lockdown. It’s the same room that we did the ‘Barn Jams’ with Rick Wright back in 2007. Janina Pedan made the set in a day and we had Andriy singing on the screen while we played, so the four of us had a vocalist, albeit not one who was physically present with us.”

The artwork for the track features a painting of the national flower of Ukraine, the sunflower, by the Cuban artist, Yosan Leon. The cover of the single is a direct reference to the woman who was seen around the world giving sunflower seeds to Russian soldiers and telling them to carry them in their pockets so that when they die, sunflowers will grow.

Oyu luzi chervona kalyna pokhylylasya,
Chohos’ nasha slavna Ukrayina zazhurylasya.
A my tuyu chervonu kalynu pidiymemo,
A my nashu slavnu Ukrayinu, hey-hey, rozveselymo!



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34 Responses

  1. Paper Skies says:

    Thank you for your support! Все буде Україна!

    • Barry garry says:

      wheres the support for palestinethe world is very biased

    • Barry garry says:

      free free palestine

    • Arpita 🔞👇 says:

      18+ CONTENT 👇
      Felicidades, es un buen ejemplo.
      250 sentadillas son unos *Cutegirls.Uno* muchas y un buen ejercicio.
       5:25  Se deja ver que hay muy buenos resultados 😍👍

      Saludos desde la Cd. de world 🌹😉💖
      los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer💫

    • Victoria Brodska says:

      @Наталья Путря Землячка))) Тримаємось і віримо у краще!)) Світло переможе!💙💛

  2. Guitar Lessons BobbyCrispy says:

    Wonderful song! Thanks for doing this…

  3. Bozutti Flávio says:

    A essa guitarra, essa letra, essa melodia.. Quanto significado tem isso tudo. Pink Floyd sempre!

  4. Lala # says:

    Боже, как это мощно! Просто рыдаю….Как приятно, что такие люди поддерживают Украину. Мы точно победим, у нас нет другого выхода! Люди всего мира, спасибо вам за всё.

  5. ChiarEu says:

    God bless Pink Floyd! Hats off for Sir David Gilmour. Much respect!

  6. 17tumba says:

    Hats off to you gentlemen, your heart is in the right place.

    • Abbey Belanger says:

      @Austin O’Brien Huh?! I’m sorry I’m really lost. I was saying that a lot of the Russian citizens are against Putin not with him. They have tried to speak out against him and many have been jailed. They cant even escape, I really don’t get what you’re saying dude. I do not support Putin in ANY WAY, but again, neither do a lot of the civilians.

    • Lana says:

      ❤️🙏🇺🇦 thanks for support from all Ukrainians

    • iwi 11 says:

      Just,the right way.


    From Spain. Thanks for supporting UA. May this song spread among russian people and moves then to stop this war. SLAVA UKRAINA.

  8. Jacek Barski says:

    ……nie sądziłem że Najlepsza Grupa na Świecie zagra jeszcze raz i to w tak szczytnym celu…Chwała Ukrainie…Chwała Pink Floyd…jestem taki szczęśliwy że Mój zespół na którym się wychowałem zagrał jeszcze raz…

  9. Θεοχάρης Δήμας says:

    Didn’t expect anything less from Pink Floyd…amazing!

  10. FreeMedo says:

    Slava Ukraini from Croatia, We support you guys 100%

    • Имя Фамилия says:

      Hvala vam, prijatelji, na podršci, sada nam je stvarno potrebna.
      Дякуємо, друзі, за вашу підтримку, саме зараз вона нам дуже потрібна.

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