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Sinead O’Connor appears on song commemorating centenary of Armistice Day

By | Published on Wednesday 24 October 2018

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O’Connor, the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason have all contributed to a new song called ‘One More Yard’. The song features on a new EP commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The release is part of a project called Evamore, which was conceived by scientific entrepreneur Chris Evans after he noted the similarity between how young people with cancer write about their diagnosis and treatment and the letters young soldiers wrote home from the war. The finished EP will also feature spoken word contributions by actor Cillian Murphy and new music by Brian Eno.

“As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, the sacrifice of all those young soldiers 100 years ago will be rightly honoured across the world”, says Evans. “I feel exceptionally privileged that some of the greatest names in rock music and wonderful actors feel they too want to contribute and pay tribute to these outstanding young men through our music and words and, at the same time, help raise awareness of the challenges so many young people of today face in dealing with the dreadful disease that is cancer”.

The EP’s producer John Reynolds adds: “The outstanding lead vocal of Sinead O’Connor and the craftsmanship of fellow artists combine to make ‘One More Yard’ a very fitting tribute to these young men as we approach the centenary of Armistice Day. The artists have taken great pride in getting involved and shown real humility and sensitivity”.

Listen to ‘One More Yard’ here: