Jo Cox charity single: 'We want to get rid of all the bad memories', says producer

Jo Cox charity single: 'We want to get rid of all the bad memories of what happened to her', says producer

A single in aid of The Jo Cox Foundation has been released

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Jo Cox charity single aims to get rid of the bad memories of what happened to her and is against extremism, says the producer of the song.

A single in memory of the Batley and Spen MP, who was murdered in the run-up to June's EU referendum, has been released today.

All proceeds from the single, which features artists such as Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall and even new cross-party parliamentary band MP4, will go towards starting The Jo Cox Foundation.

Music producer Robin Millar told Sam Delaney: "The idea was to do something to get rid of all the bad memories of what happened to Jo Cox, with the trial coming up and everything, and replace it with a much better memory of what she was about."

"It’s against extremism, it’s against this thing that it’s ok whether you’re a daily newspaper or and individual, to have ridiculously absurd, extreme, intolerant nasty views."

Production of the single involved "lots of buses planes, cabs, beg borrowing and stealing, we borrowed the studio, all the people who filmed the video and were involved in shooting it were all young apprentices."

Listen to the full interview to find out more

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