Cash, White release song to benefit COVID-19 relief
Friday, April 24, 2020 –
Rosanne Cash and John Paul White released a song today to benefit the fight against COVID-19.
"We're All In This Together Now" benefitting the Musical Health Alliance, was penned by Cash and White last year.
Cash and White trade off on verses that are relevant in these COVID-19 times.
I love you like a brother
And I don't know you at all
Heard your voice across the wire
And I never thought you'd call
So hold tight the sword, hold fast the sail
Cause we might be taken down
It's a lonely world, but it's our only world
And we're all in this together now
"John Paul and I have been friends for years, and early on we awkwardly tossed the idea of writing a song together, but we never got around to it," Cash said in a statement. "The last few years have been tough. I wanted to find some little corner of community, some instinct toward unity. It was hard to find, so I figured I'd have to write it. Last year, I wrote these lyrics and sent them to John Paul. He wrote this gorgeous melody very quickly. I was so moved."
"I don't believe I've ever been a part of something that foretold things to come as vividly as this song, or something that would feel so relevant months after its completion," White said.
The Music Health Alliance (MHA) was added as a partner in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project. This partnership will enable MHA's COVID-19 Relief Resources to continue to provide assistance to the U.S. music community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spotify is matching donations made to select charities, up to a collective total of $10 million, to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping those most in need. Matching contributions can be made to Music Health Alliance.
MHA's relief resources include financial assistance for groceries, medications, health insurance premiums and doctor visits, navigating the loss of health insurance, filing unemployment, and a one-of-its-kind database of sliding-scale and no-cost healthcare, mental health, preventative and dental care resources.
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