Queen + Adam Lambert Release You Are The Champions Charity Single
After performing the single last week in quarantine, Queen + Adam Lambert have now unveiled an official version of their reimagining of We Are The Champions, with proceeds going to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization powered by the United Nations Foundation.
The updated version of the 1977 single is called You Are The Champions, and was worked on virtually between the UK and Los Angeles by the band in quarantine. A joint statement on the track reads, “By each playing our part and addressing the difficult times we are all sharing we will win this challenge. During this time our thoughts and thanks are with those dedicated medical heroes standing up to the battle daily on our behalf. They are the champions. You are the champions.”
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“It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for humanity against the insurgent coronavirus,” explains Brian May. “Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new champions. That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. Champions all!!!”
“As a father with a daughter in the front line, I am ultra-aware of the vital work they are doing daily to save us and our society,” adds Roger Taylor. “Their bravery and sacrifice must not be prejudiced by anything less than a one hundred per cent effort by our governments to protect them. They are precious to us all and they are truly our champions.”
Vocalist Adam Lambert continues, “It is with the deepest gratitude to all those on the frontline all over the world that we dedicate our performance. Thank you for keeping us safe, we are in awe of your bravery and strength.”
Watch the video for You Are The Champions below, and find out more about the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund at covid19responsefund.org.
“We Are The Champions has always been a rallying cry,” says Elizabeth Cousens, President & CEO of the UN Foundation. “We are grateful to Queen and Adam Lambert for using their talents to support our heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Their contribution to this fight will lift spirits and raise critical funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.”
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