From the midst of lockdown in South London, Florence Welch today releases the previously unreleased song ‘Light Of Love’. Originally recorded for Florence + the Machine’s last album ‘High As Hope’, it’s a soothing sonic balm to help heal anxious spirits.
“’Light Of Love’ never made the record but I thought it would be nice to share it with the fans at this time of uncertainty, and could be a good way to raise awareness for the Intensive Care Society COVID-19 Fund. And to show my love, respect and admiration to all those working on the front line of this crisis.
The song is about the world coming at you so fast and you feel like you won’t survive it, but in actually bearing witness to the world as it is, it’s really the only place you can be of service. I found so many ways to numb myself out, to hide from the world, and although waking up from that was painful, it’s never been more important not to look away, to keep an open heart even if it hurts, and to find ways to keep showing up for the people that need you. Even from a distance.”
Florence will be donating all her income from this song to The Intensive Care Society Covid-19 fund and welcomes fans to make a donation if they are in a position to do so. You can donate here.
Intensive Care Society President, Dr Ganesh Suntharlingam, said:
“We are very humbled and grateful for this wonderful donation. Intensive care is fighting the biggest challenge it has faced and the Society is doing everything it can to support our healthcare professionals, patients and relatives. Not only will this generous gift allow us to continue providing the essential resources to our intensive care community but it will literally help save lives – we can’t thank you enough.”
Intensive Care Society is a charity which supports the incredible intensive care doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who are treating and looking after the sickest of patients, who are putting themselves at risk whilst working under immense pressure. This organisation are using any donations to fund mental health support for the professionals, patients and relatives affected by Covid 19, including the distribution of morale boosting wellbeing packages, food and essentials to Intensive Care Units, and providing support to the patients who survive and for relatives of those who have lost their lives.
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