Eric Clapton, Van Morrison To Release New Anti-Lockdown Single ‘Stand And Deliver’

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have announced that they will release a new single “Stand and Deliver” on December 4.

The song, written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, will be available for download and streaming from iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer and other outlets.

Proceeds from the song will benefit Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which is part of his Save Live Music Campaign that assists musicians facing financial difficulties due to the global pandemic and related lockdown measures.

Clapton, who called the dearth of live events due to lockdown restrictions “deeply upsetting,” said, “There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration. We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover.”

“Eric’s recording is fantastic and will clearly resonate with the many who share our frustrations,” said Morrison. “It is heart-breaking to see so many talented musicians lack any meaningful support from the government, but we want to reassure them that we are working hard every day to lobby for the return of live music, and to save our industry.”

“Stand and Deliver” is Morrison’s fourth anti-lockdown song. He had earlier released “Born To Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown” protesting the U.K. lockdown over September and October.

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