Lily Allen contributes track to new charity compilation – listen

The singer features on an album of covers dedicated to late musician Tarka Cordell

Lily Allen‘s track on a new charity compilation has been unveiled – listen to it below.

The track, titled ‘Shelter You’, is a cover of a song by the late Tarka Cordell and features on a collection of cover versions being released as the musician’s life and music.

Cordell, whose brother Milo was once a member of The Big Pink, committed suicide in 2008. Alongside Allen, Evan Dando has also contributed a track to the charity album, which will raise money for suicide charity CALM, the campaign against living miserably, and The Jeevika Trust, which tackles the roots of poverty in India.


Once mentored by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, Cordell released his first and only album ‘Wide Awake in a Dream’ in 2004. Evan Dando performs ‘Lovely New York’, a song which Tarka had written with him in mind, while Lily Allen teams up with Louis Eliot (Kinky Machine/Rialto) for her version of ‘Shelter You’.

Other artists who have contributed to the release of the album, which is released on February 10, include Ruby Friedman and Scoundrels & Dirty Gentlemen plus Alice Temple.

‘Tarka And Friends: Life’ tracklisting:

‘Life’ – Ruby Friedman
‘Satellites’ – Alice Smith & Citizen Cope
‘Shelter You’ – Lily Allen & Louis Eliot
‘Perfect Days’ – Imani Coppola
‘Lovely New York’ – Evan Dando
‘The Sun’ – Colonel Coyote
‘Home Or Out Of Range’ – Ruby Friedman
‘Gold’ – Lola Delon
‘Wide Awake In A Dream’ – Sun Rai
‘Girls Keith’ – Scoundrels & Dirty Gentlemen
‘Lullaby’ – Alice Temple