Pink Floyd have announced the physical release of their Ukraine benefit single.
Having released the track digitally back in April, ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’ will be made available on a seven inch vinyl and a CD single. They will be available on July 15 in the UK, Europe and other markets.
The track will also be released in Japan on August 3, before arriving in North America, Canada, Austrailia and Mexico on October 21.
The video was also directed by Matt Whitecross.
The B side will also feature a reworked version of ‘A Great Day For Freedom’. This track featured on Pink Floyd’s 1994 album ‘The Division Bell’.
This track has been reimagined by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. It will also based on original tapes for the track.
“wide support and publicity”
Originally recorded in March, ‘Hey Hey Rise Up’ includes current Pink Floyd members David Gilmour, Keyboardist Nitin Sawhney and drummer Nick Mason.
The track also includes Andriy Khlyvnyuk who is the lead singer for Ukranian band BOOMBOX.
This track particularly strikes a chord with David Gilmour, as he has a Ukranian family. He released this statement.
“I hope it will receive wide support and publicity”, David Gilmour said.
“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”.
“Like so many, we 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”, he also added.
All proceeds from this track will also go towards the Ukranian Humanitarian Relief. There is also more on this report from Nova here.