Delta Goodrem has topped the Australian iTunes charts with her new song, ‘Let It Rain’, which was inspired by the ongoing bushfire crisis.
The singer has pledged all proceeds from the song, which was released earlier this morning (January 8), towards aiding bushfire relief. “THANK YOU for all your support with the bushfire relief! Let’s keep it going,” she wrote on Twitter after the song topped the iTunes chart.
— Delta Goodrem (@DeltaGoodrem) January 7, 2020
Goodrem debuted the song via a black-and-white Instagram video last Thursday (January 2), where she performed the tune at a piano. “I wrote this song about an hour ago after seeing yet another video of the firefighters continuing to fight the fires for us,” the singer wrote.
“The extremes that many families are experiencing leaves me with no words. I send all my love and I am praying everyday,” she added.
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Everyday we are all feeling what’s happening to our beautiful country, our home. I wrote this song about an hour ago after seeing yet another video of the firefighters continuing to fight the fires for us. The extremes that many families are experiencing leaves me with no words. I send all my love and I am praying everyday. Please donate to the Red Cross to help. @redcrossau Let it rain I can’t stay in silence hoping that this will go but it won’t slow It wont leave here today we walk on, our great land breathing in the ashes of our home town and It keeps on raging, here today They say keep on praying, we are and we’re waiting, for the rain Let it rain, here today Can it rain, here today Thank you to our saviours we all know that you’re saving you’re saving the day and we grateful for the heat that you’re taking away They say keep on praying, we are and we’re waiting, for the rain Let it rain, here today Can it rain, here today #australia #bushfires #australiafires
Goodrem is the latest celebrity to contribute to bushfire relief. Singer Kylie Minogue, actress Nicole Kidman and pop star Selena Gomez recently pledged donations towards emergency services. Actor Chris Hemsworth announced he and his family would donate $1million towards bushfire relief. Elton John has also donated $1million towards firefighting efforts, he announced on stage last night (January 7) during the Sydney stop of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour.
Aussie musicians such as Tones And I, Hermitude and Julia Jacklin have also announced bushfire benefits in major cities across the coming weeks.