Charli XCX Joined Years & Years' Olly Alexander to Cover the Rolling Stones

Charli XCX

During the NME awards this Wednesday, "After the Afterparty" songstress Charli XCX joined Years & Years' Olly Alexander on stage to raise money for refugees.

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Together, they covered the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter," alongside a swarm of musicians including Pixie Geldof, Circa Wave’s Joe Falconer, Peace’s Harry Koisser, Slaves’ Isaac Holman, Black Honey’s Izzy Baxter, Austin Williams and Swim Deep’s Cavan McCarthy.

The star-studded cover was organized to benefit the British charity Help Refugeesas viewers watching online were encouraged to text REFU to 70700 to donate £5. Mick Jagger has previously described "Gimme Shelter" as "a kind of end-of-the-world song," eerily echoing today's tumultuous political landscape. 

Watch Charli and Olly together, below.

 

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