A global pandemic, HIV/AIDs still has the power to destroy lives.
Advances in medicine may have created new treatments for those in the West, but for many in the Third World a positive diagnosis can lead to incredible suffering.
World AIDs Day aims to raise awareness of this issue. As part of this year's events, Bright Light Bright Light has teamed up with The Pink Singers to record a new version of 'Everything I Ever Wanted'.
20p from each copy sold is due to be donated to the Elton John Aids Foundation, with the release taking place just before World AIDs Day (December 1st).
Bright Light Bright Light comments:
"I really wanted to do something to help raise money for World AIDS Day. I know many people who have been affected by the disease and making pop music, I don't get to do an awful lot that feels like it helps a wider community. And while I love working in a pop world, it's so important for me to still be connected to the real world and real people. I found The Pink Singers who are a brilliant choir and London's longest standing LGBT choir. Their energy and enthusiasm was so wonderful, perfect for the song and for the project. I hope we can raise money, and in some small way I can help to fight AIDS and to give something back to Elton to thank him for all his support of my work, by raising money for his AIDS Foundation and the excellent work he and his team do."
Elton John was delighted by the gesture: "One of my favourite songs from his album 'Life Is Easy'. A message of hope for all the people with A.I.D.S on our planet. So grateful for this gift of love from Bright Light Bright Light."
Clash is delighted to be able to premiere this new version of 'Everything I Ever Wanted'. A flamboyant yet emotionally gripping performance, the lavish arrangement can't disguise a song which is – at heart – deeply personal.
Check it out now, and pre-order the track HERE.