The legendary British rock group What in, with Adam Lambert As a vocalist, he has recorded a new version of his famous “We are the champions“to raise money for healthcare personnel worldwide, available starting Friday.
Dubbed “You are the champions” as a tribute to healthcare personnel, the song is accompanied by a video that shows doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus worldwide.
The income generated will be donated to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, established by the World Health Organization (WHO), which provides gowns, COVID-19 tests and training for medical personnel, at the forefront of the fight against pandemic.
Lambert, who rose to fame on the American Idol television show in 2009, is accustomed to joining on stage these rock legends, who have been without a singer since Freddie Mercury died in 1991.
The pandemic has forced them to postpone their UK and European tour until 2021 and the band hopes fans will take comfort in the song.
“Like our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, these brave warriors at the front are our new CHAMPIONS,” guitarist Brian May said in a statement.
“As the parent of a front-line doctor, I am well aware of the vital work they do every day to save us and our society,” added drummer Roger Taylor, whose daughter works as a doctor in London.
For this remake of the song, which was recorded in 1977 and has since become a true anthem, May and Taylor each recorded at their London homes, while Lambert sang from Los Angeles.