The Fray’s Isaac Slade will become part of music history Feb. 12, when his vocals are heard on the remake of the classic tune “We Are the World.”
The original verison of the song came out in 1983, and it was used to raise humanitarian aid for Africa. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and featured popular 80’s artists like Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper.
It’s a new day, but muscians still come together for worthy causes. The new version of “We are the World” will benefit victims of Haiti’s earthquake.
The new version of “We Are the World” will premiere Friday, Feb. 12 at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games.
This version of the tune feautres Denver’s very own Isaac Slade from the The Fray, Lil Waybe, Wyclef Jean, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Pink, Jordin Sparks, Rob Thomas, Usher, Will. I. Am, Drake, Jason Mraz, Lionel Richie, Barbra Streisand, Carlos Santana — and even actor Vince Vaughn!
The singers were all in town for the Grammys, so it made sense to record the crew in one felt swoop.
Congrats to Slade for making the all-star cut!