Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford has launched a piano model of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” — the Rodgers & Hammerstein showtune-turned-British anthem — to lift cash for a pair of organizations serving to susceptible folks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Here’s a song for you, because it feels like the right time to get it out,” Mumford mentioned in an announcement.
“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” initially from the musical Carousel, was a British hit in 1963 for Gerry & the Pacemakers, and later caught on because the unofficial anthem of the Liverpool soccer group. In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the music has turn out to be the worldwide rallying cry in assist of the medical professionals preventing COVID-19.
“All record royalties and record company profits from this song will go to Grenfell Foundation and Warchild UK,” Mumford added.
“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 neighbors, whilst also thinking of those further away who need our help more than ever. I work with both organizations, 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.”
However, Mumford’s rendition predates the disaster. “I recorded this song after a conversation with my dear friend Jason Sudeikis, as I’ve been scoring his unreleased television show, Ted Lasso,” Mumford mentioned of his model. “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.”
Mumford additionally carried out his rendition dwell by way of social media:
Here’s a music for you, as a result of it appears like the correct time to get it out. All proceeds from this music will go to Grenfell Foundation and War Child UK.
— Mumford & Sons (@MumfordAndSons) March 20, 2020