Pink Floyd has joined TikTok.
The ‘Comfortably Numb’ hitmakers joined the video-sharing platform on Monday (30.05.22), which marked 50 years to the day since they started working in the recording studio on their landmark album ‘Dark Side of the Moon”.
The group is renowned for their innovative use of visuals and their unique new posts on the app are sure to be no different.
TikTok users will be able to access official Pink Floyd sounds for their own posts, with music from the band’s 15 studio albums featured in the app’s sound library, and ‘Another Brick In the Wall’ hitmakers hope this will “encourage innovative filmmaking”.
In March, the band pulled their music from “all digital music providers” in Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine.
Guitarist David Gilmour, who has family in Ukraine, also announced that all of his solo works would be removed.
Pink Floyd said in a statement: “To stand with the world in our strong condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987, and all of David Gilmour’s solo recordings are removed from all digital music providers in Russia and Belarus. from now on.”
David, 76, wrote in a separate social media post: “Russian soldiers, stop killing your brothers. There will be no winners in this war. My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my granddaughters want to visit and learn about their beautiful country. Stop it before it’s all destroyed. Putin must go.
The group’s founding member Roger Waters – who left Pink Floyd in 2005 – recently wrote an open letter to 19-year-old Ukrainian woman Alina Mitrofanova and called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on the country an “act of gangster”.
The 78-year-old musician wrote: “I am disgusted by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s a criminal mistake in my opinion, the act of a gangster.
“There must be an immediate ceasefire. I regret that Western governments are fueling the fire that will destroy your beautiful country by pouring weapons on Ukraine instead of engaging in the diplomacy that will be necessary to stop the slaughter.