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Alt-J, Grouplove and More Cover Bob Dylan to Benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

alt-J, Benjamin Scheuer, Bristol Maroney, Grouplove, Jealous of the Birds, MICHELLE
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"Shelter From The Storm" featuring alt-J, Benjamin Scheuer, Briston Maroney, Grouplove, Jealous of the Birds, and MICHELLE.

Today (April 28), artists from Warner Music Group's Canvasback Music, Atlantic Records and Parlophone joined together — virtually — to cover a Bob Dylan classic.

During the ongoing pandemic, Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm," off his 1975 album Blood on the Tracks, has become an anthem of sorts, popping up in commercials and being covered by artists including Chris Martin (who performed the track on Saturday Night Live's first at-home episode a few weeks ago).

The performance, which included Alt-J, Grouplove, Jealous of the Birds, Briston Maroney, Benjamin Scheuer and Sofia D’Angelo (Michelle), encouraged fans to donate in support of MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and Help Musicians UK, both of which are helping musicians and tour crews affected by live music's shutdown due to the coronavirus.

“It’s always satisfying to go outside of your comfort zone and try something new, especially during these trying times," Grouplove said in a statement — "not to mention attempting to memorize 10 verses.”

Alt-J shared a similar sentiment, adding: "It was a new challenge recording this at home separately, even separately from each other, but we think the result is lovely and we hope that it brings a smile to people’s faces at this tricky time."

Watch the collaborative cover below.

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