We’ve recently come across two must-buy new songs. Both of the selections are worthwhile fundraisers, but as an added bonus, are also excellent tracks.
Let’s start with “Clouds.” It’s one of the most touching songs in years; Zach Sobiech’s hopeful farewell song. Sobiech is a teenager from Minneapolis who recently lost his battle with osteosarcoma, a dangerous childhood cancer. After four years of battling, Sobiech realized the end was imminent and recorded the song as a thank you to all of his friends and family who stood by his side. Here’s a quick glimpse of the touching lyrics:
We could go up, up, up; And take that little ride
And sit there holding hands; And everything would be just right
And maybe someday I’ll see you again
We’ll float up in the clouds and we’ll never see the end.
Buy the song here on iTunes: Clouds – Single – Zach Sobiech
All proceeds benefit Children’s Cancer Research
Our second selection is a fundraiser for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Legendary Boston Irish punk rockers, The Dropkick Murphy’s have always generously supported local charities. In honor of the bombing victims, they re-teamed with Bruce Springsteen to put together a killer three song EP. The first single is a great version of their previously released song “Rose Tattoo,” this time with The Boss sharing the vocals.
For the bargain price of $1.29 you also get two live acoustic versions of “Don’t Tear Us Apart” and “Jimmy Collins’s Wake,” which the band recorded Las Vegas shortly after the terrorist attack.
Buy the EP here on iTunes: Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity – EP – Dropkick Murphys
All proceeds benefit the victims through the band’s Claddagh Fund
So, basically, for less than three bucks you can support two great causes, and add some high quality music to your collection.