Funds will be donated to charities helping children impacted by war.
Brandi Carlile and Sam Smith have gotten together for a new version of "Party of One" (from Carlile's acclaimed album By The Way, I Forgive You) to raise funds for children impacted by war. The charity duet will donate a portion of profits to Children in Conflict and Carlile's Looking Out Foundation as part of its ongoing campaign to raise $1 million to help children caught in warzones.
“This is a song about deep and enduring compassion. It’s about trying to navigate domesticity, love and particularly marriage whilst being willed to fail by those that would revoke that right if they could," Carlile wrote in a statement announcing the collaboration. "I’m beyond proud to have collaborated with the incredible Sam Smith. There is no one quite like him and I’ve never heard a voice like his before. He’s an absolute gentleman and a sweetheart and I’m proud to call him my friend. We came to know one another through our work as ambassadors for Children in Conflict, so it felt only right to use our platforms and music as a tool to spotlight the work they are doing to help children affected by war. We hope the vulnerability of this song reflects the fragility of their situation and compels people to support our cause.”