On Wednesday, OK Go released a new song in celebration of frontline workers. It was inspired by both the nightly cheers for healthcare workers and an essay written by Rebecca Solnit for The Guardian

The track, “All Together Now”, was written over the course of two months by bandmembers working from home. The release was accompanied by a video of the band performing in their home studios.

Lead vocalist Damian Kulash also shared a letter explaining that he and his family contracted COVID-19 and that his wife’s experience was the most distressing. “She was only briefly at the hospital, but bedridden with breathing problems for a long stretch. As she convalesced, I struggled to keep up with our two-year-old twins, and there were times when her breathing was so labored I worried she just wouldn’t wake up.”

Thankfully, she made a full recovery. Kulash found hope in Solnit’s essay and felt compelled to write a song.

Proceeds from downloads of “All Together Now” will benefit Partners in Health, an organization that provides medical treatment for those who can’t afford it.

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