17 NOVEMBER 2014 by Dolf
A representative for Disclosure has denied the group’s involvement in the new recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, the superstar charity single released today by Band Aid 30. A reported remix has also been disavowed. “No planned remix or involvement of any kind unfortunately,” the representative said.
The Band Aid 30 website listed Disclosure as one of the participating artists as recently as this morning, though they have since been removed. They were also included in press materials for the single.
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was originally recorded in 1984 to spread awareness of the famine in Ethiopia, and subsequently revisited in 1989 and 2004. The latest version benefits organizations fighting Ebola.
Watch the video, featuring Jessie Ware, Robert Plant, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Ellie Goulding, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Elbow, and more: