Singer re-records 'Hard Times' for a good cause

Plan B has released a new version of his song ‘Hard Times’ featuring Elton John and Paloma Faith for charity.

The singer, real name Ben Drew, has just celebrated winning three Ivor Novello awards today (May 18). He released the new track on iTunes immediately after picking up his gongs.

Proceeds from the single, which has been re-recorded to include new vocal parts from both John and Faith, will be donated to the relief effort for the recent floods in Pakistan and earthquake in Japan.

Plan B, who is currently working on his third studio album, is booked to play a number of festivals this summer including Glastonbury, London‘s Wireless, Scotland’s T In The Park and V Festival. The singer is also set to branch out into acting, having been confirmed to take the title role in a film remake of the 1970s British TV series The Sweeney.