Van Morrison and Eric Clapton 'Stand and Deliver': Release date, where to stream and all you need to know about single
All proceeds from 'Stand and Deliver' will go to Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund to help out struggling artists and musicians
Music legends Van Morrison and Eric Clapton are coming together with a new single ‘Stand and Deliver’ to support Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. The single which will be out in December is written by Van Morrison and performed by Clapton. Morrison, the Northern Irish singer-songwriter has contributed iconic songs like ‘Domino’, ‘Wild Night’, albums including ‘Astral Weeks’ and ‘Moondance’ to the R&B genre, which is highly acclaimed. Morrison initiated the lockdown music series in September this year and so far released three singles titled ‘Born To Be Free’, ‘As I Walked Out’ and ‘No More Lockdown’ protesting the UK lockdown and voicing out the loss and grievances that the music industry is facing.
Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign is supported by Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time featuring Eric Clapton who has shown solidarity towards the musicians who are at the most brunt face of this crisis. All proceeds from “Stand and Deliver”, the new single will go to the Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund to help out the artists and musicians.
Clapton, deemed as the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said “There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration,” expressing his concern for the current scenario, a report quoted. “We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover”, he further said.
The two times Grammy winner Morrison said, “Eric’s recording is fantastic and will clearly resonate with the many who share our frustrations,” and added, “It is heartbreaking to see so many talented musicians lack any meaningful support from the government, but we want to reassure them that we are working hard every day to lobby for the return of live music, and to save our industry.”
Here’s what you need to know about the single.
The single will be released on December 4 on all streaming apps.
Tracklist of Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign
‘Save and Deliver’, the single comes in Morrison’s lockdown protest series followed by ‘Born To Be Free’, ‘As I Walked Out’ and ‘No More Lockdown’.
Where to stream?
'Stand and Deliver' will be available on all streaming platforms for downloading and streaming including iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, and all other outlets from December 4.