LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ I Got Soul Official Website) - Pixie Lott, N-Dubz, Tinchy Stryder
head up an astounding line up for new War Child single!
Award-winning charity War Child has teamed up with the very best in young urban talent to release an epic new single in support of children ravaged by war around the world.
A plethora of the hottest young British urban acts have formed the Young Soul Rebels. As an urban soul super-group, they recorded 'I Got Soul', a new, re-written version of the stirring Killers track 'All These Things I Have Done,' on Monday July 6th in London.
Artists reported to have attended the recording include (+ more):
The track, based around the hook line 'I Got Soul, But I'm Not A Soldier,' will undoubtedly become an anthem among the young this summer, and will throw the spotlight on the vital work War Child does with ex-child soldiers and those who suffer from the tragic effects of war around the world.
Without doubt a defining moment for the UK's music scene, which is currently ablaze with world class talent, the song is the perfect way to educate British youth on the plight of thousands of children across the globe. UK urban and soul music has never been bigger; the artists involved here have featured on four number one singles already this year.
'I Got Soul,' to be released in August 2009, will be produced under the expert stewardship of Fraser T Smith (who has already achieved phenomenal success with Tinchy Stryer and James Morrison this year.)
To help spread the word, slogan bearing T-Shirts for the single release have been designed by u"ber cool fashion designer Henry Holland, famed for his alternative fashion and work with supermodel Agyness Deyn. Radio One/1Xtra's Ras Kwame was also on hand at the recording, Twittering the latest from the studio.
The Young Soul Rebels project was ignited just hours after the close of the Brit Awards in February, at the War Child after-party. The biggest pop acts in the world; Coldplay, U2 and Take That joined The Killers on stage for a celebratory chorus, chanting 'I got soul, but I'm not a solider' to an audience of just 2,000.The next day, Bono told Radio One: 'That chant, 'I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier', has a whole new meaning when there is a War Child banner behind your head...'
War Child is an international children's charity working in some of the world's most dangerous war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. It has an already impressive and proud history of brilliant projects in music. The amazing support of artists including U2, Paul McCartney, Oasis, David Bowie and the Killers, has enabled War Child to carry out its vital work in the world's most brutal war zones. 300,000 children are currently involved in wars around the world as soldiers, cooks, porters, spies and sex slaves. War Child and its music projects work to do something about this.
As Sir Paul McCartney comments:
'Imagine an army - if you can call it that - made up mostly of kids aged 13 or even younger. They face atrocities so bad that you can just about comprehend them but your brain cannot cope with them emotionally. This is happening all over the world right now. War Child help rescue children from fighting in these brutal wars. Rescuing a lot of these kids and reuniting them with their parents. Basically, they try to give these kids a chance of having a childhood like you and I are familiar with.'
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