Playing Piano with Damien Rice for Concern

Many of you will have heard of U2’s most recent release,  ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered‘, a collection of songs from their 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby‘ covered by various artists with all proceeds donated to Concern.

Damien Rice covered the classic U2 song ‘One‘ and invited me to join him on piano for the recording.

Playing One with Damien was a challenge in how to use the piano to simply compliment a song without interfering in the sensitivity of the lyrics – sometimes simple chords, sometimes just single notes. We talked together about the best means of serving the song and recorded a few live takes with some sparse piano lines. The final take was compiled onto the album alongside other U2 covers by artists such as Jack White, Patti Smith and Nine Inch Nails.

All proceeds from the song go to Concern. If you’d like to purchase the song and support the work of Concern, you can buy it from the iTunes store by clicking here.

As always, my sincere thanks for all your support.

Best wishes,
Luke

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