The world's biggest boy band right now, One Direction, have teamed up with the UK charity, Comic Relief, to record the official 2013 UK Red Nose Day charity single, creating their own unique take on the Blondie classic One Way Or Another.
The track produced by Julian Bunetta, will be released to mark the 25th anniversary of the UK’s Red Nose Day, the charity Comic Relief's biannual fundraising event. Originally launched on BBC1 on Christmas Day 1985, the idea for Comic Relief was to make the public laugh with specially commissioned sketches and routines while simultaneously highlighting and raising money for the then crippling famine situation in Ethiopia. Before long the UK’s Red Nose Day was created, a charity telethon that brings together the cream of UK comedy and entertainment for one night of fundraising - the first Red Nose Day in 1988 raised an incredible £15million.
Since then, Comic Relief has gone from strength to strength raising over £600million to date for those in need in Africa and in the UK, with the UK’s Red Nose Day becoming one of the biggest charity events on the British calendar. This year's event takes place on Friday 15th March 2013.
In January this year the band visited Africa to see for themselves why much needed money has to be raised, and also witness firsthand the amazing work Comic Relief do.
One Direction will forgo any royalties due to them and therefore will not receive any payment in connection with this charity single.
Good on you boys. Check out the 30 second preview below and look out for full song due out on 15 March..!