(Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna)
Florence of the Machine‘s Florence Welch and an entire cast of notables, including: Noel Gallagher(Oasis), Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann(Grateful Dead), Hozier, Elle King, Grace Potter and a slew of others lend their talents to the charitable new ode: “Boob Spelled Backwards is Boob,” in an effort to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Penned by auspicious eight-year-old, Archer Nelson, in direct response to the diagnosis of his mother with breast cancer, the tender little ditty, “Boob Spelled Backwards” pulls assuredly on the heart-strings. The tearjerker acts as a love-letter of encouragement to fight through and remain strong amidst the trials and tribulations life brings.
Coined as a creative-outlet in which to cope with such sad news, Archer’s father, Mike Nelson and fellow co-worker, Irish DJ Greg McQuaid(host of the morning radio-show on KFOG FM in California) cleverly enlisted the gifts of various recording-artists: Florence Welch, Steve Earle, Milky Chance, Hozier, ZZ Ward, Tony Hadley, and Elle King to provide soulful vocal-stylings to the single. Seasoned musicians: Noel Gallagher, Vance Joy, Michael Franti, Bleachers, and Phil Lesh and Bill Kreutzmann of the legendary Grateful Dead lay the musical-instrumentation for the cut.
Cultivated over an unprecedented eight-month time-span, DJ Greg McQuaid and Mike Nelson invested true passion into wielding this labor-of-love into fruition. Due out October 1st, all proceeds will benefit breast cancer research.
Concerning the recording-project, DJ Greg McQuaid had interesting things to say to the Herald: “Getting Hozier was really huge. When you have one of the biggest artists on the planet involved, convincing others to contribute becomes a lot easier.”
McQuaid continues: “We recorded his part back in April. He didn’t have time to come by the radio station so we recorded him at the Masonic where he was playing three sold-out shows. It was cute because his tour manager and road crew were all walking around backstage singing the chorus as we were trying to record it.”