In This Together podcast: How music is helping people during lockdown
In times of crisis, we all need some optimism and positivity.
The COVID-19 lockdown has welcomed all sorts of creativity, including the #DontRushChallenge that’s gone viral across social media.
One person who joined in was London-based singer Fleur East.
East and thousands of others have taken to Instagram and TikTok to inject some humour into their new daily routines.
The 32-year old is a guest on Sarah-Jane Mee’s new Sky News weekly podcast, In This Together, offering Sky News’ audience an alternative form of coronavirus reporting.
East told Sarah-Jane she thinks it’s “fascinating” how people so quickly “jump on these bandwagons”.
She says she was keen to make a video showcasing all-female singer-songwriters: “One of my friends asked me to get involved and our one was really cool!
“We had Jess Glynne in it, Ella Eyre in our one as well and we had Camilla – an amazing songwriter.
“It was a real girl power one we decided to do.
“For me, I just loved it because I had an excuse to actually dress up and put a full face of make up on!”
At a critical time where numbers of deaths are high and there’s no end in sight just yet, In This Together aims to provide hope.
It celebrates and highlights community projects, uplifting moments and local heroes doing their bit for wider society.
East joins Queen guitarist Brian May in discussing their latest singles that aim to raise thousands of pounds to help those that need it the most during these challenging times.
To hear May reminisce about his days in one of rock’s best-selling bands, and East freestyle about how, in her words, she used to “cough to hide farts” and now “farts to hide coughs” – tune in to the In This Together podcast today.
The podcast focuses on the good news emerging from the coronavirus pandemic: community projects, uplifting moments and local heroes.
Sarah-Jane talks to ordinary people doing extraordinary things, proving that we really are in this together.
#InThisTogether is available on Spotify, Apple Music and wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.