Mumford & Sons Release New Song With Proceeds Going to Coronavirus Relief
By Katrina Nattress
March 22, 2020
With most of the world holed up in their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, now is as good of time as ever to release new music. And over the weekend, Mumford & Sons did just that.
On Saturday (March 21), the band released "You'll Never Walk Alone," with all proceeds going to various coronavirus relief funds.
"Here’s a song for you, because it feels like the right time to get it out," Marcus Mumford wrote in the YouTube video description. "All record royalties and record company profits from this song will go to Grenfell Foundation and Warchild UK. "These are uncertain times for so many people, and we get that. We’re trying to pursue a 'both/and' approach - to find out how we can support our literal neighbours, whilst also thinking of those further away who need our help more than ever. I work with both organisations, I have been in contact with them throughout the COVID pandemic, they’re doing amazing work supporting vulnerable people, but it’s really hard right now. To find out more, or to make a donation of your own to their extraordinary work, please see these links: https://mumford.lnk.to/donateID"
"I recorded this song after a conversation with my dear friend Jason Sudeikis, as I’ve been scoring his unreleased television show, Ted Lasso," he divulged. "It may still end up in the show, but we’ve had it up our sleeve for a couple of months. For lots of reasons we wanted it just to be out in the world sooner rather than later, so here it is, with love. My friend Reuben James came down and played piano on it and if you don’t know his work go check it out because he’s a genius."
Listen to "You'll Never Walk Alone" below.
Mumford & Sons aren't the only ones releasing music sooner than expected during these trying times. Childish Gambino just unveiled a new album; Alkaline Trio dropped a three-song single; MGMT shared a meditative new track, and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard wrote a new song about life in quarantine.
To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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