Grammy Award winning Dancehall artiste Sean Paul, joined other Mega Stars in the BBC Radio 1 biggest ever Live Lounge which was released on Thursday April 23. The initiative features top tier performers from around the world in support of the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the corona virus crisis.
Some of the music industry’s biggest stars collaborate on a cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’ to raise money for charities, with the accompanying video to receive its world exclusive premiere during BBC One’s The Big Night In.
The multi-platinum DJ acknowledged the weight of the challenging circumstances facing people worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. “It is such an unprecedented time on earth right now that we all have to come together to help each other. All of the Artists in this song are probably very comfortably quarantined in our homes, I just can’t imagine what it’s like for the less fortunate who are struggling at this time. I hope the Song gives hope to people who are in the midst of lock down in more difficult mental and physical situations. It’s in sad times that we must pull together!”
All net profits from sales or downloads of the single within the UK will be donated to two charities. 50% of donations will be paid to Comic Relief which is the trading name of Charity Projects (registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 326568 and in Scotland, charity number SC039730) and 50% of donations will be paid to BBC Children in Need (registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 802052 and in Scotland, charity number SC039557). The Big Night In Appeal is a joint initiative between Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need.