Queen and Adam Lambert have released an updated version of the classic We Are the Champions, changing its title to You Are the Champions in honour of health workers currently battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The song was recorded in isolation by Brian May, Roger Taylor and singer Adam Lambert. Take a look at the video below, and follow through to donate to the fundraiser.
Proceeds raised from the track will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO, which provides tools and resources to health workers on the frontlines globally, including PPE, testing kits, trainings, and more.
Brian May said of the song in a statement: “It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for Humanity against the insurgent coronavirus. 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!!!”
Roger Taylor added: “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. 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.”
Adam Lambert also added :“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.”
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