Hey Hey Rise Up

As die hard Pink Floyd fans, we were thrilled about the release of ‘Hey Hey Rise Up,’ a song inspired by Ukrainian rocker Andriy Khlyvnyuk’s street performance in Kiev.

Pink Floyd used vocals from the rocker-turned-soldier’s Instagram post, which ends with him flashing a peace sign — the inspiration for our rousing composition.

‘Hey hey rise up’ originates from ‘The Red Viburnum in the Meadow,’ a song composed in 1914 by the poet Stepan Charlinsky and adopted by Ukrainian soldiers charged with defending the Eastern Front during World War I.

This much-loved ballad has become the nation’s unofficial anthem. Victory to Ukraine!