While pop titans Ed Sheeran and Beyonce, Ball and Boe, the mighty lamented Wham! – and of course The Big Issue’s Phil Ryan – are vying for Christmas Number One, now a charity that works with marginalised young people has entered the fray with a song recorded in a day.
The Amber Foundation, which helps 30 young people aged between 17 and 30 in a community, providing them with a temporary home that offers them the time, space, support and encouragement that is often vital in turning their lives around, enlisted businesspeople from across the UK to write, perform and release the song titled Christmas Isn’t Christmas.
The tune was created in just 450 minutes, with the musicians fittingly naming their band 4 FIVE ZERO to mark the achievement.
Dubbed a song without ego by the band, 4 Five Zero insist that their song shows a “drive to create music that makes an impact and creates a real difference in the world”.
Available now for a mere 99p, the housing charity The Amber Foundation will receive 48p of the proceeds to help develop their work with young people.