Kylie has joined forces with other icons for a BBC charity single (Picture: BBC)
Kylie Minogue, Cher, Gregory Porter, Lenny Kravitz and Paloma Faith have come together for the star-studded BBC Children In Need’s 2020 Appeal and could our ears be any happier?
To support the campaign this year, stars have recorded a classic in the name of Oasis’ hit Stop Crying Your Heart in order to help raise vital funds for the charity.
And honestly, we’re not sure you could cram any more famous voices into one song, with the single boasting the vocal delights of inhales Bryan Adams, Izzy Bizu, Cher, Clean Bandit, Mel C, Jamie Cullum, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, Jess Glynne, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Lenny Kravitz, KSI, Lauv, Ava Max, Kylie Minogue, James Morrison, Gregory Porter, Nile Rodgers, Jack Savoretti, Jay Sean, Anoushka Shankar, Robbie Williams and Yola exhales.
Coming in hot with the backing track, the singers are joined by BBC Concert Orchestra alongside Grace Chatto and Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello and Anoushka Shankar on sitar.
Speaking about joining the jingle, Kylie said: ‘Children in Need is such a special charity and so loved by everyone, including me. It was a privilege to take part in this recording with so many amazing artists.
‘This year it feels even more poignant than ever, and I hope we can all come together to raise as much as possible.’
Cher added that she was ‘very emotional’ while recording the tune, saying it was something ‘very important’ to her, while Are You Gonna Go My Way icon Lenny mused: ‘We are living in a time when children need all the support they can get and so it is a pleasure to be collaborating with so many great artists for such an important cause. I hope this song reminds everyone that we are all in this together and we can make a difference.’
How did so many stars come together to record such a celebrity-heavy track in a global pandemic, you ask?
James Morrison has also thrown in his voice (Picture: BBC)
The Oasis cover was recorded and filmed by artists in locations across the world, with Cher joining in Malibu and Robbie Williams in Switzerland, to Jay Sean in New York and Yola in Nashville.
The single, which is available for pre-order now, will be released on the day of the charity’s fundraising spectacular, Friday 13 November, which aims to raise vital funds to help support children and young people across the UK facing disadvantage.
Punters can grab a first listen on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Radio 2 next Friday, with the accompanying video – directed by Phill Deacon, who produced the similarly star-studded Radio 1 Live Lounge Allstars video for their cover of Foo Fighters’ Times Like These – having its grand debut on BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal Show on BBC One that evening.
The single is available for pre-order at bbc.co.uk/r2allstars. A minimum of 50p from the sale of each download in the UK will benefit BBC Children in Need.
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