Pontefract band Hybrid Spirits release single to raise money for those affected by Covid-19
A Pontefract band have released a single to raise money for those who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The unsigned band, Hybrid Spirits, released the uplifting song entitled ‘Rain or Shine’ on Friday, July 17.
Leading up to the release, they used their musical talents to benefit communities across the world where people cannot self-isolate, selling their single and donating profits to The International Committee of the Red Cross, which provides humanitarian, individual support for the vulnerable.
Voodoo Jade, songwriter and vocalist for the band, said: “Music is universal, and so is the need for support, not just in the UK.
“Sadly, I can't do what the amazing Captain Sir Tom Moore did to fundraise for the NHS as I have prosthetic legs which blister a lot.
“However, I can sing and write lyrics, and I have put my heart and soul into this song so that we can raise money to cheer people up whilst fundraising at the same time.
“The song was recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic and is about the same subject.
The song is available to purchase from Bandcamp, a website which allows artists to share their music and let listeners purchase.
The electronic guitar driven song, ‘Rain or Shine’ with lyrics that hold a positive message such as; “come rain or come shine with all the love that we feel inside”, “Gather round your people and face towards the sun” and “We’re so much stronger together.”
Paul Kirk, guitar and keys, said “Although some lockdown restrictions are being lifted here in the UK, the threat of the virus is still very real.
“There are communities across the globe where people cannot self-isolate, which puts them at severe risk - Covid 19 does not discriminate.”
The band have not been able to produce physical copies of the single, but will be available on Bandcamp for the minimum donation of £1.50.
Nigel Rooke, keyboard, says “We are limited as to what we can do to help because of lockdown restrictions. However, we love to write music and think it’s a great idea to raise money for overseas organisations who can directly help people in crisis.”