U2's Bono, Will I Am and Jennifer Hudson join forces for Coronavirus Ballad


Bono has expanded his song, "Let Your Love Be Known," into a full-blown collaboration with Will.i.am,Jennifer Hudson, andY oshiki. Last week, Bono had uploaded the new piano ballad for the people of Italy who are currently quarantined due to the Coronavirus.Rolling Stonereported the tune is now called, "Sing For Life," with the accompanying video featuring the artists all singing to one another in their respective isolation.

Will.i.am posted on his YouTube account: "This song was created to bring joy. In times like these, creative people must continue to collaborate…whether you are a computer scientist, an engineer, a therapist or a teacher, just because we are self-isolating or in quarantine doesn’t mean you are alone. The beauty of international connectivity is that nobody is alone on the (sic) internet! Use this time to be creative and collaborate remotely to solve problems. A healthy body also means a healthy mind."

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Meanwhile...98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey has posted a new version of the band’s hit song “The Hardest Thing” on Instagram, changing the lyrics to reflect these COVID-19 times.

The reworked tune discusses washing hands, isolating and social distancing. “We both know that we shouldn’t be here. This feels wrong. And baby it’s killing me, it’s killing you,” he sings. “They’re telling us we gotta stay home, we got somewhere else to be, other friends to see. But if we go outside right now we might spread the disease. So I’ve made up my mind, I’m staying in the house. It’s time to quarantine ‘cause staying safe is what it’s all about.”

In the chorus, he croons, “Yeah, it’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. To stay stuck in our house, just watching all this bad news. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to try. To stay six feet apart when we go outside.”

“Nothing to do, no sports on TV. Washed my hands so much that they started to bleed. Damn this quarantine,” he continues. “It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. But in the end it’s worth it. Together we will get through.

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