The Hearts Filthy Lesson (bitterbride) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Justin Timberlake, Chris Martin, Will.I.Am, and Michael Stipe team for Katrina relief

In the sun is the home of a very special project launched by R.E.M.'s lead singer, Michael Stipe, in response to the ongoing hardship experienced by thousands of residents of the Gulf Coast. More than five months later, many are still displaced by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita with no relief imminent, and yet, the news cycle has moved on, taking our focus, as a nation, away from something which still should be at the center of our attention. In this spirit, Stipe felt moved to join others who have remained dedicated to the cause, reminding the public in his own way, through music, that there is still an incredible amount of work to be done: "Things are not fine. The storm is still impacting people's lives in very real ways and many have been left desperate. I want to remind each of us that as humans, and certainly as Americans, it is our responsibility to help those in need... I had to do something as a public figure. The one thing I can do is sing, and it's probably the best way to get people to pay attention." To that end, Stipe will release a charity EP featuring six versions of a song, "In the Sun," which the singer hopes will remind the public of the continued suffering of survivors of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian agency, via the In The Sun Foundation, to aid those in the Gulf Coast affected by the August tragedy. "No matter where you go in the world, people are the best agents of their own recovery in situations like this," said Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer. "Michael and everyone he mobilizes to buy the song are investing in the people of the Gulf Coast, giving them the resources they need to get back on their feet."

Track 1 - In the Sun - featuring Chris Martin
Track 2 - In the sun - Jawbreaker remix [feat. CHRIS MARTIN, mix by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & WILL.I.AM]
Track 3 - In the sun mix 3 - featuring Joseph Arthur
Track 4 - In the sun - Michael Stipe/Coldplay


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