Pop icon, Billy Ocean drops ‘Lovely Day’ for children’s mental health campaign
To coincide with Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1st – 7th 2021) and to bring some positivity to these hard times, pop icon Billy Ocean has teamed up with the Young Voices Choir to release a new and uplifting recording of the Bill Withers’ classic ‘Lovely Day’. Also featured on the track are award-winning broadcaster and musician YolanDa Brown (saxophone) and The Voice UK 2018 winner (and former Young Voices singer) Ruti Olajugbagbe. Released on January 26th by Magic Star (the home of children’s and family entertainment at Sony Music UK), all UK profits will go to children’s mental health charity Place2Be.
“We have all been affected in different ways over this difficult last year, and many children have really struggled. I’m so happy to be able to join with Young Voices to help make a difference and to raise funds for children’s mental health with this wonderful and hopeful song,” – Billy Ocean
“I am delighted that the single ‘Lovely Day’ will be released on Tuesday 26th January with profits going to Place2Be (our charity partner) whom, like Young Voices, have 25 years’ worth of experience, working with young people. With school life currently disrupted, this highlights the need, more than ever, to support children’s mental health.” Ben Lewis, CEO Young Voices. Musicnews