David Gilmour and Nick Mason have reunited to record a new Pink Floyd song called "Hey Hey Rise Up" in support of the people of Ukraine.
They are joined by Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, who is the son-in-law of the late Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards (Roger Waters was not involved in the project).
The vocals for the song were taken from an Instagram video of Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox.
They recorded the song last Wednesday using Andriy’s vocals taken from his Instagram post of him singing in Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Square.
While writing the music for the track, Gilmour spoke 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.”
The music video for the song, along with the Instagram post they pull the vocals from are both below.