Richard Ashcroft pens new track for sex trafficking short film

The Verve singer also joins forces with rapper for his next solo project

Richard Ashcroft has recorded a special one-off track for a short film which aims to highlight the plight of sex trafficking.

The Verve frontman has written the title track for the film ‘The Journey’, which stars Emma Thompson who plays the part of a sex worker.

All proceeds from the track will be contributed to the Helen Bamber Foundation, a UK-based human rights organisation, formed in April 2005 which aims to help rebuild lives of survivors of gross human rights violations.


Writing on his official site,, The Verve singer said: “I have been fortunate enough to work on a very special project for a cause that when you learn the disgusting truth you will be sickened by and want to help, you can.

“By watching the film ‘The Journey’ and also dowloading the track which I composed, money will be donated to Helen Bamber Foundation.”

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Meanwhile, Ashcroft has also teamed with rap producer No ID on his next solo LP after the rapper recently worked with Jay-Z.

The rapper told HipHopDX how the collaboration came about: “He heard (Jay-Z‘s single) ‘DOA’ and heard an interview where I talked about how producers destroy albums just for the sales and he said he liked how I thought.

“So we went in and recorded between 20-30 songs.”