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Some of the greatest music ever produced in the UK has come from the North and arguably so has every decent world cup song.

With what they hope will prove to be another quintessential football anthem comes ‘My Beating Heart’ – an assortment of Iconic Mancunian artists who have united to produce the charity single ‘Come on England You Better Believe It’ set to inspire hope for the coming World Cup in Qatar and convert all cynics.

A song full of ‘hope and roaring ambition’ written by presenter, writer and strong advocate of Mancunian music Nigel Carr.

The single is optimistic, empowering and boasts the potential to captivate fans up and down the country while invigorating their hopes once again that the curse can be lifted and the most sacred of sports can finally return to its motherland at long last.

Carr is joined by acclaimed Rock producer Mike Bennett who has worked with the likes of Ian Brown and The Specials.

Alongside the powerful vocals of Melanie Williams (Hacienda Classical/Sub Sub) musical contributions from John Robb (The Membranes/Goldblade), Si Wolstencroft (The Fall), Craig Gannon (The Smiths), David Gleave(Gustaffson/The Naughty Boys), Jay Stapely (Roger Waters band/Suede) and many more.

Pete Gleadall -musical director for The Pet Shop Boys also provides masterful production and mixing and further vocal contributions also come from Jerrelle Clayton-McKenzie, Coral Roberts and Ian Carr.

The single by the eclectic supergroup also features wholesome backing vocals from The Chorlton High School Choir and with its uplifting chorus the single dares you to suspend all disbelief once again and disregard all previous World Cup calamities as it reminds you of the absolutely phenomenal performance by our Lionesses earlier this year.

Hope springs eternal throughout the track and the lyrics while somewhat generic are a nostalgic tip of the hat to 1966 depicting England fans endless yearning for the glory of another World Cup triumph: ‘We need more!’ claims the tune and I must wholeheartedly agree with them. Released on the 18th November and available on all streaming platforms ‘Come on England (You Better Believe It)’ will donate all proceeds to Child Bereavement UK.

Article – Lucas Berry

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