Ben&Ben Helps Out COVID-19 Victims Via International Music Collab
by Inside Manila Team, March 07, 2020 4:02pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) created a panic across the globe. It originated in Wuhan, China and spread in different parts of Asia, and eventually, in other continents. It’s during times like these that we should show solidarity and support to the affected areas. Ben&Ben does sp through music.
The local folk-pop collective takes part in a regional collaboration to help those affected by the outbreak of iCOVID-19. They join Sony Music artists across Asia in delivering a spectacular take on Taiwanese superstar Eric Chou’s original track “Forever Beautiful.”
The collaboration features 15 artists from nine countries across Asia singing in both Chinese and English, including Chou himself. Titled “Forever Beautiful: All for One Version”, it conveys an important message through these touching lyrics: we may speak and sing in different languages and represent the many ethnicities and cultures of Asia, but we are all united with solidarity and support.
"In this time of fear and uncertainty, it is important to remind people that they are not alone and that even the most dreadful things give way to new beginnings,” shares Ben&Ben vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin.
The nine-piece act represents the Philippines as part of the vibrant and diverse roster of Sony Music Asia featured in “Forever Beautiful: All for One Version,” including Eric Chou (the original singer/songwriter) and singer Kelly Cheng from Taiwan; Wafa, a member from Bahiyya Haneesa (an acapella group), and R&B-pop singer NYK from Malaysia; music acts Benjamin Kheng, Narelle, and Sezairi from Singapore; HÀ LÊ, a vocalist from Vietnam; singer-songwriter and producer E.viewz from South Korea; singer Fatin from Indonesia; singer-songwriter Jocelyn C from Beijing; and artists Phil Lam, Jason Chan, and Cath Wong from Hong Kong.
“Forever Beautiful: All for One Version” is now available globally on all streaming and digital platforms through Sony Music Taiwan. Proceeds from this song will be donated to relief efforts by 韓紅愛心慈善基金會 (Han Hong Love Charity Foundation) for those affected by the outbreak of iCOVID-19 Coronavirus.