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

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The pop musicians sang "Gimme Shelter" to raise money for refugees. 

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 Refugees, as viewers watching online were encouraged to text REFU to 70700 to donate PS5. 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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