During major world crises, the entertainment industry has always come together to raise funds, and with the world at a halt amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an anticipated collaboration on the horizon…
This week, BBC Radio 1 announced the release of a charity song to help raise a funds to help battle the coronavirus.
It has been reported that the likes of Chris Martin of Coldplay, Rita Ora, DuaLipa and Ellie Goulding would be featured on the forthcoming charity single amongst 23 of our favorite names in music across all genres, including R&B, pop and rock.
We've brought together some of your favourite artists for a very special #StayHomeLiveLounge cover of 'Times Like These' by Foo Fighters, produced by Fraser T. Smith— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) April 20, 2020
Listen Thursday at 12pm on Radio 1 and see the video that evening as part of The Big Night In on @BBCOne pic.twitter.com/AIvb91YzCd
The track itself will be a cover of the Foo Fighters’ Times Like These, and there will also be a music video set to be broadcasted on the BBC’s “The Big Night In” on Thursday 23rd April 2020. The money raised from the “Stay Home Live Lounge” will be donated to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19-Solidarity Response Fund.
In an official statement, DuaLipa said, “I am so proud that we’ve been able to come together to record this track and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Thinking of everyone around the world at this difficult time. Love you all.”
With Ellie Goulding adding, “More so than ever it’s important to remember the valuable role we each have to play in bringing hope, courage, and strength to one another. I hope that this track brings comfort at such a difficult time.”
The other artists reported to feature on the charity single are Rag’n’Bone Man, Royal Blood, YUNGBLUD, 5 Seconds Of Summer, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Faith, and Zara Larsson, and is produced by Fraser T Smith.
And of course, the track will be recorded and filmed from the homes of the artists and entertainers participating. So, are you excited to stream it?