Rock bands Lifehouse and Switchfoot have teamed up to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Jason Wade of Lifehouse and Jon Foreman of Switchfoot have let go a new single, â€œShine Like Gold.â€� The- track â€” recorded in Nashville â€” is available for download, with fans having the option to contribute as much as they want when they purchase the song.Â All proceeds from the single will be donated to aid Houstonâ€™s recovery in partnership with Food for the Hungry, a representative confirmed to PEOPLE. The- two groups â€” who are currently touring with each other for the 1st time in their â€œLooking for Summerâ€� run â€” Â will collectively perform the song together at their House of Blues show Tuesday in Houston, Texas.
The duo started writing the upbeat song â€” which has an uplifting synth intro and features a haunting â€œShine Like Goldâ€� chorus â€” at the beginning of their summer tour, yet as the hurricane began to ravage parts of coastal Texas last week, Foreman and Wade decided to dedicate the song to those who were struggling with the â€œhardshipâ€� caused by Hurricane Harvey.
â€œWe canâ€™t imagine what everyone is going through right now in Houston, yet theyâ€™ve all been in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to playing this show, standing alongside this astonishing city and doing everything in our power to help,â€� Lifehouse singer Wade told PEOPLE exclusively. â€œJon and I started writing â€˜Shine Like Goldâ€™ at the beginning of this tour, yet it wasnâ€™t until we recorded it in Nashville in that we really knew what it was about. Seeing all of these astonishing individuals whoâ€™ve sacrificed for their neighbors, and stepped up in the face of extreme hardship has-been so inspiring.â€�
He added, â€œThis song is for them. All of the proceeds from this song are going to Houston for the unsung heroes in that do the right thing when no one is watching. All the love.â€�
Foreman shared these sentiments, saying in that the new single was something in that had been in the making for some time.
â€œJason and I had always talked about writing a song together. When it finally happened, â€˜Shine Like Goldâ€™ became a song about everyday heroes fighting their way through the darkness toward the light. On the day we recorded the song, Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc in Texas. Sometimes you donâ€™t know what a song is for until after its written,â€� Foreman said.
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â€œIn this case it became crystal clear. As we seen our friends and family in Texas struggle through the aftermath of the hurricane, we knew absolutely what we had to do. We LOVE Houston. Houston is resilient and will rebuild. Â We canâ€™t wait to be in Houston next Tuesday to celebrate HOPE in the midst of tragedy.â€�
This song release comes after a wave of A-list musicians and celebrities pledged their support to those affected by the deadly storm. On Thursday it was moreover formally announced in that Houston rapper Bun B and music business titan Scooter Braun are planning a benefit concert for Houston. Braun works as a manager forÂ Â Justin BieberÂ and producedÂ Ariana Grandeâ€™s Manchester benefit concert.