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Award-winning charity War Child today teamed up with the very best in young urban talent to record an epic new single called I Got Soul in support of children ravaged by war around the world.

The track, based around the hook line I Got Soul, But I’m Not A Soldier, will throw the spotlight on the vital work War Child does with ex-child soldiers and those who suffer from the tragic effects of war around the world.

A plethora of the hottest young British urban talent including Bashy, Tinchy Stryder, Pixie Lott, N-Dubx, Chipmunk, to name but a few came together to form the ‘Young Soul Rebels’. As an urban soul super-group, they recorded I Got Soul, a new, re-written version of the stirring Killers track All These Things I Have Done.

Pixie Lott says: “It’s great to be involved with such an amazing charity. It was so much fun to have so many artists in the same room and all do something special together.”

Tulisa from N-Dubz adds: “It was fantastic to be a part of such an amazing project. We know lots of the acts taking part like Tinchy and Pixie, so it was a great vibe recording the song. I hope everyone goes out and buys the single to raise money for such a fantastic cause.”

And VV Brown stated that it was important for celebrities to support charitable causes.

War Child is an international children’s charity working in some of the worlds most dangerous war zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. It has an already impressive and proud history of brilliant projects in music. The amazing support of artists including U2, Paul McCartney, Oasis, David Bowie and the Killers, has enabled War Child to carry out its vital work in the worlds most brutal war zones. 300,000 children are currently involved in wars around the world as soldiers, cooks, porters, spies and sex slaves. War Child and its music projects work to do something about this.

As Sir Paul McCartney comments: Imagine an army – if you can call it that – made up mostly of kids aged 13 or even younger. They face atrocities so bad that you can just about comprehend them but your brain cannot cope with them emotionally. This is happening all over the world right now. War Child help rescue children from fighting in these brutal wars. Rescuing a lot of these kids and reuniting them with their parents. Basically, they try to give these kids a chance of having a childhood like you and I are familiar with.

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