Single ‘written on Twitter’ released for charity

Gary Go uses his 'followers' to write download only track

A song written using the micro blogging site Twitter is set for release.

The ‘The Heart Balloon’ was written by Gary Go and his “followers”, who suggested lyrics for the song using the site after he was inspired by seeing a heart-shaped balloon entangled in a tree outside his house.

The track is being released today (August 21), and is available to download until August 31.

The song is available – like the initial release of Radiohead‘s 2007 album ‘In Rainbows’ – on a pay-what-you-like basis, and all the voluntary donations for the song will go to the British Heart Foundation.

‘Heart Shaped Balloon’ is available from

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