An amazing array of talent contributed a social distancing cover of the Foo Fighters classic to raise money for covid-19 relief.
For years, BBC Radio 1 has asked artists performing in its ‘Live Lounge’ to contribute stripped down cover tracks. Can’t have artists in studio during quarantine, though. So dozens of amazing artists sent in content filmed at home, and BBC edited everything into this gorgeous video for a great cause.
Keep your eyes out for Foo’s drummer Taylor Hawkins turning a lava lamp into a percussion instrument. Plus we got the loveable YUNGBLUD sitting on a toilet. Or since this is a British production, we’ll call it the loo. YUNGBLUD on the loo.
Anyways… here are the full details about everyone who participated. Round of applause for everbody!
The BBC has released Times Like These (BBC Radio 1 Stay Home Live Lounge) as a single, with UK proceeds to be combined with any funds raised by The Big Night In. These funds will be split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief to provide essential support to vulnerable people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK who will be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. International proceeds will go towards the WHO’s COVID-19-Solidarity Response Fund. The artists taking part are (in alphabetical order): 5 Seconds of Summer AJ Tracey Anne-Marie Bastille Biffy Clyro Celeste Chris Martin of Coldplay Dermot Kennedy Dua Lipa Ellie Goulding Foo Fighters Grace Carter Hailee Steinfeld Jess Glynne Mabel Paloma Faith Rag’n’Bone Man Rita Ora Royal Blood Sam Fender Sean Paul Sigrid YUNGBLUD Zara Larsson