Pink Floyd is making a comeback! The legendary rock band decided to create new music after a 28-year hiatus for a good cause, helping to raise funds for Ukraine.
Performed by guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, bassist Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboard, the band reunites after releasing music in 1994, ensuring that all proceeds provide aid to the country of Eastern Europe following the conflict caused by Russia. invasion.
“Like so many others, we have felt the fury and frustration of this despicable act of an independent and peaceful democratic country being invaded and whose people have been murdered by one of the world’s major powers,” Gimour said, as it also has Ukraine. half-Ukrainian daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
“We want to express our support for Ukraine and thus show that most of the world thinks it is totally wrong for a superpower to invade the independent democratic country that has become Ukraine,” shared the group.
The new song titled “Hey Hey Rise Up” features a painting of a sunflower for the artwork, which is Ukraine’s national flower, and references viral news from an elderly woman who gave sunflower seeds to Russian soldiers.
Gilmour shared his thoughts on the idea of creating new music, “I thought: this is pretty magical and maybe I can do something with it”, explaining that they have “a great platform -form they have been working on for all these years”.
“It is a really difficult and frustrating thing to see this extraordinarily insane and unjust attack by a great power against an independent, peaceful and democratic nation,” he concluded.