Cillian Murphy has joined singers Sinéad O'Connor and Imelda May, producer Brian Eno, Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason on the song One More Yard, part of a new EP to commemorate 100 years since Armistice Day and to raise awareness of today's war on cancer.
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The spoken word piece by Murphy on One More Yard is inspired by letters written during WWI by Lieutenant Michael Thomas Wall from the Royal Irish Regiment to his mother in Dublin. The video for the track, which features battlefield footage and a 3D recreation of a WWI trench, was released on Friday.
The record is part of Professor Chris Evans' Evamore project, which has seen him writing a collection of songs inspired by the letters of WWI soldiers. A full album will be released in the coming months with all proceeds going to a new cancer awareness trust to help people around the world.
"It was incredibly moving to see how the words of soldiers 100 years ago were so similar to those of young people suffering from cancer today," Evans said.
"We can only now honour the sacrifice of those a century ago but there is so much to be done to help those who are locked into the greatest struggle of their lives as they confront cancer. We are very privileged that some of the greatest names in rock music and wonderful actors have chosen to get involved in our project."
Read our review of Peter Jackson's WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old here.