Some of the world’s biggest music artists collaborate on an extraordinary BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge cover of Foo Fighter’s ‘Times Like These’ from their own homes. “Times Like These” is already close ranking number one on the iTunes list in the UK.
New ways to invent common events and selfie recordings are happening when lots of quarantined celebrities around the world want to communicate with their fans. The question is can anyone be able to create a new “We are the world” phenomenon of 2020?
The hottest charity project of 2020?
Right now BBC’s Live Lounge Allstars is the hottest project for charity support. “Times Like These” is an acoustic cover version of Foo Fighter’s legendaric super hit. The new version was premiered during the Big Night in on BBC yesterday. All recordings were done at the celebrities homes or their studios at home to keep social distancing during the Covid-19 crisis.
Celebrities donate help to people that really need it
Some of the world’s biggest stars were gathering on the web to raise money towards Covid-19 this Thursday. Dua Lipa, Biffy Clyro, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Rita Ora were among the singers joining the “Stay At Home Live Lounge” this week. Recorded from their own homes, the artists teamed together to belt out the cover of Foo Fighters’ 2003 hit originally penned by Dave Grohl. Fraser T Smith has produced the cover while Foo Fighters actually feature on the new rendition.
Among the other singers to lend their vocals to the charity hit, include Sigrid, Bastille, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jess Glynne and Sean Paul, according to Metro.co.uk
-Humbling to produce an amazing single of this classic hit song
“It’s humbling to have been asked to produce this amazing single, taking the Foo Fighters’ classic, Times Like These, with the Radio 1 Live Lounge team and the incredible collective of artists who have come together to record whilst in isolation,” says producer Fraser T Smith. “Our vision was to create a stay at home version using phones, pots, pans and acoustic guitars that would honour the brilliance and honesty of the artists and song, rather than the trickery of an expensive recording studio. We tried to make this single in a totally different way artistically, relevant to today. The lyrics particularly resonate with us all at this challenging time, and I sincerely hope that money raised can help the plight of the unified battle against COVID-19 around the world.”Fraser T Smith, Kerrang
Dave Grohl wants to lift people’s spirits
All income goes to Comic Relief and BBC Children In Need. Dave Grohl feels honored in an interview with BBC:
“I am so honored to be a part of this incredible recording and blown away by all the heart and soul these amazing artists have put into our song,” Grohl said in a statement. “I hope that it helps lift people’s spirits, and reminds them that we’ll all be back in one of those muddy fields again someday soon, singing our hearts out together.”Dave Grohl, BBC
Powerful charity hit with a deeper connection
“I’ve always found this song to be quite powerful. While I was recording I found myself hearing the song in a whole new way and it just hit so differently with everything we are all experiencing. It really resonated with me on another level, and I feel a much deeper connection with it now. I hope everyone who listens feels the same.”Rita Ora, Rollingstone.com
Hear Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, Rita Ora Team Up for Foo Fighters Cover by scrolling up to the top of this article.
Did you enjoy the new Charity hit version of Foo Fighters’ old song?
Did you think “Times Like These” is the new Band Aid or “We are the world” hit of 2020? Donate to The Big Night In https://bbc.in/2VxtFEI. How will your money help? The money raised by The Big Night In will be split between Comic Relief and Children in Need and will go on to support local charities and projects in the UK, so they can continue to provide vital emergency support. There will be more demand than ever for support from local charities. This includes making sure people are safe from harm, mentally healthy and with access to food, warmth and shelter; as well as helping people stay connected, active and positive through these extraordinary times. We think the lyrics of “Time Like These” really resonate with us all at this challenging time. Stay healthy and stay home, everybody! “Times Like These 2020” is actually already the new Charity Hit of the Covid-19 crisis, the song we needed right now!