Seventy musicians from Long Island joined forces to remotely cover “We Are The World,” the 1985 Grammy-winning pop/gospel song from the super group USA For Africa that raised funds for humanitarian aid.
Participating musicians — local artists ranging from jazz singer Anastasia René to Michael DelGuidice of Billy Joel cover band Big Shot — each recorded their parts while staying at home, with the final results edited together into an epic group video that was released Sunday.
“Although we can’t be together, Long Island musicians united to create something special,” the music video states. “We hope this heals your hearts just a little bit with the power of a song that takes on new meaning today.”
They dedicated the “quarantine mix” of the song to their many fans, who miss seeing live music as much as these musicians miss performing due to venues being temporarily shuttered for the past month to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Watch the song below.