It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
Foo Fighters track ‘Times Like These’ never seemed as topical as in these stay-at-home times. “It’s times like these you learn to live again”, “to give again”, “to love again”, the lyrics go. And that’s what the whole mankind got to thinking about, being unable to live a full live, meeting the people they love and care about. To remind the world of this powerful song and help coronavirus-related charities, more than 20 artists joined forces from home.
YUNGBLUD, Foo Fighters, Chris Martin (Coldplay), 5 Seconds Of Summer, Dua Lipa, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora are some of the major singers who took part in this epic collaboration, aired by The BBC Radio 1 Stay Home Live Lounge. Check it out below:
In an accompanying message, Foo Fighters wrote that the song has a new meaning to them now, being sung during the pandemic-caused crisis time.
So what kind of COVID-19 charities will the proceeds go to? International proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the WHO’s COVID-19-Solidarity Response Fund. And the funds raised within the UK will go to BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief charities to provide support for vulnerable people of all ages affected by the coronavirus-caused crisis.
The other music stars who recorded themselves at home to contribute to Foo Fighters cover include AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Celeste, Dermot Kennedy, Ellie Goulding, Grace Carter, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Faith, Royal Blood, Sam Fender, Sean Paul, Sigrid and Zara Larsson.