Sam Smith and Brandi Carlile Duet On Charity Single 'Party of One': Listen

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Funds might be donated to charities serving to youngsters impacted by conflict.

Brandi Carlile and Sam Smith have gotten collectively for a brand new model of "Party of One" (from Carlile's acclaimed album By The Way, I Forgive You) to boost funds for kids impacted by conflict. The charity duet will donate a portion of income to Children in Conflict and Carlile's Looking Out Foundation as a part of its ongoing marketing campaign to boost $1 million to assist youngsters caught in warzones. 

“This is a track about deep and enduring compassion. It’s about attempting to navigate domesticity, love and notably marriage while being willed to fail by people who would revoke that proper if they may," Carlile wrote in an announcement saying the collaboration. "I’m past proud to have collaborated with the unimaginable Sam Smith. There is nobody fairly like him and I’ve by no means heard a voice like his earlier than. He’s an absolute gentleman and a sweetheart and I’m proud to name him my buddy. We got here to know each other by our work as ambassadors for Children in Conflict, so it felt solely proper to make use of our platforms and music as a instrument to highlight the work they're doing to assist youngsters affected by conflict. We hope the vulnerability of this track displays the fragility of their state of affairs and compels folks to assist our trigger.”

Smith was equally effusive in his reward for Carlile and the depth of her dedication to the trigger. "I'm so excited for everybody to have this track of their ears and hearts," he mentioned of the light ballad, through which they commerce the poignant strains, "Don't even take into consideration your freedom/Or taking that flight/Or going again upon your promise after combating for the appropriate/Because your eggshells and your proper statements and your weaponized phrases/Are paper tigers now." The video accompanying the track finds the 2 singers sitting side-by-side on stools in a studio as they connect with the inspiring lyrics.

"Working with Brandi Carlile is really one of many highlights of my profession," Smith continued. "Her voice and songwriting get me by the darkish days. Brandi is a mentor to me and now a buddy and I’m so grateful she requested me to function on her single. I hope you all love this as a lot as I do. And I hope this raises as a lot assist as doable to the unimaginable charity Children in Conflict and its companion, War Child U.Ok., of which I’m a world ambassador. Thank you for listening.”

Listen to the track beneath.