As part of the latest promotion campaign to support Pink Floyd’s “Hey Hey Rise Up“, a new song that has been written and curated to show support to those affected by the current situation in Ukraine.
A video for the B-side single, “A Great Day For Freedom,” has just premiered online in which it features a new version of the 1994 song that was originally featured on the critically acclaimed Division Bell album.
Talking about the inspiration for the ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’ release Gilmour commented, “Any war, but particularly a war that is started by a world superpower against an independent democratic nation, has got to raise enormous anger and frustration in one. As I said before, I have a small connection there; my daughter-in-law is from Ukraine. And the band Boombox are Ukrainian people that I already knew, not well, but from some time ago. It’s an enormously difficult, frustrating, and anger-making thing that one human being could have the power to go into another independent democratic nation and set about killing the population. It’s just obscene to an extent that is just beyond my belief.”