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Who is Andriy Khlyvnyuk?(Featuring Andriy Khlyvnyuk From Boombox ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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

On the track, David Gilmour and Nick Mason are joined by Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards and features an extraordinary vocal performance by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the Ukrainian band Boombox.

The song, recorded last Wednesday (March 30), uses Andriy’s voice taken from his Instagram post of him singing in kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Square. The song itself, ‘The Red Viburnum In The Meadow’, is a poignant Ukrainian protest song written during World War I that has been picked up around the world over the last month in protest of the invasion of Ukraine. The title of the Pink Floyd song is taken from the last line of the song which translates as “Hey, hey, rise up and rejoice”.


Gilmour, who has a Ukrainian daughter-in-law and grandchildren, says: “We, like so many, have been feeling the fury and frustration of this vile act of an independent, peaceful and democratic country being invaded and whose people are being killed by one. of the major world powers.

Gilmour explains how he came to know Andriy and his band Boombox. “In 2015, I presented a show at Koko in London in support of the Free Theater of Belarus, whose members have been jailed. Pussy Riot and the Ukrainian band Boombox were also on the bill. They were supposed to do their own show, but their singer Andriy had visa problems, so the rest of the band supported me for my show; that night we played Wish You Were Here for Andriy. I recently read that Andriy had left his US tour with Boombox, returned to Ukraine and joined Territorial Defense. Then I saw this amazing video on Instagram, where he stands on a square in kyiv with this beautiful gold-domed church and sings in the silence of a city with no traffic and no background noise because of the war. It was a powerful moment that made me want to put music to it.”


While writing the music for the song, David managed to talk to Andriy from his hospital bed in kyiv, where he was recovering from a mortar shrapnel wound. “I put a bit of the song on the phone line and he gave me his blessing. We both hope to do something together in person in the future.”

Speaking about the song, Gilmour says, “I hope it gets widespread support and publicity. We want to raise funds for humanitarian charities and boost morale. We want to express our support for Ukraine and in this 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 shot by acclaimed director Mat Whitecross and shot on the same day the song was recorded. David Gilmour “We recorded the track and video in our barn where we did all of our Von Trapped Family live streams during lockdown. It’s the same room we did ‘Barn Jams’ with Rick Wright in 2007. Janina Pedan did the set in one day and we had Andriy singing on the screen as we played, so the four of us had a vocalist, although not one who was physically present with us.”

The track’s artwork features a painting of Ukraine’s national flower, the sunflower, by 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.

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