West End leading ladies Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans release a charity single with a difference, in aid of the Samaritans.
A mashup cover of Cyndi Lauper’s classic Time After Time melded with Scott Alan’s Always, the single is now available via www.nickbarstow.com on iTunes and Amazon music.
Valentine’s Day is enjoyed by many as a day to show that special someone we care. However, Valentin’s Day is also a day when many in the UK struggle and feel alone.
Suicide rates increase around Valentine’s day every year, and mental health watchdog Mind advises that ‘for many people, days which are supposed to celebrate love and togetherness can only highlight how different, alone, or low we feel’. Every year the Samaritans, a helpline for those in any kind of need, experience an increase in calls from people feeling isolated and lost. Every six seconds, somebody contacts the Samaritans.
This is why Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans have released a single in aid of the Samaritans. On a day which is all about love and care, we can come out in support of those who need it most. The single is a mashup: a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s classic Time After Time melded with American theatre composer Scott Alan’s Always, arranged by emerging musical talent Nick Barstow.
The whole project is Barstow’s brainchild – “love and care is about so much more than romantic love – we can show love in so many different ways. If Valentine’s day is all about love, how better to show it than by reaching out to people who are feeling its absence”.
Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans are currently starring as Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked in London’s West End.
The song was recorded and mixed by Ben Robbins at Umbrella Studios, The Umbrella Rooms, Shaftesbury Avenue and was filmed by Jake Waby of Jake Waby Productions.