KT Tunstall's new single says Wash Ya Hands for WaterAid, and you starred in the video!
Brit award-winning star KT Tunstall, singer-songwriter of ‘Suddenly I See’ and ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’ released her relevant and catchy new single, ‘Wash Ya Hands,’ to raise awareness and money for WaterAid and War Child.
KT asked fans and supporters to submit a 20 second clip performing the song for a chance to be in the final music video.
KT recently headlined one of our Bathroom Session gigs, performing live-streamed favourites from her home and she also supported our equality campaign at last year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Wash Ya Hands is a funky and informative track, featuring a breakdown from electro-pop singer-songwriter and 4x UK Beatbox Champion Grace Savage. The song was co-produced by KT and The Freelance Hellraiser - aka Roy Kerr.
KT was inspired to write the song because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, in support of WaterAid's emergency response.
KT released a lyric video so that fans could learn the song and star in the final music video, and here is the final product!
All proceeds from the song will be equally split between War Child UK and WaterAid, towards our COVID-19 response work.
KT told us why she wrote and produced the song:
“Lockdown has been strange and often really challenging for all of us. I haven’t found it easy to sit and make music. ‘Wash Ya Hands’ was a flash of inspiration to write something upbeat and fun to share information about how we actually move forward from this thing, whilst giving fans, friends and families a chance to film themselves for the video! The whole thing has been done inside, on our laptops in our living rooms.
“Being affected by a global pandemic is hard enough, but imagine being a child in a war zone, and experiencing a lack of access to clean water on top of that. These charities are doing such important work, now more than ever.”
Regular handwashing is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of infectious diseases, but one in ten people around the world do not have clean water, and in poorer countries three-quarters of people have nowhere to wash their hands with soap at home. We’re working tirelessly to change this.
WaterAid is racing to reach communities with clean water, handwashing facilities, and information about good hand hygiene, helping people protect themselves from diseases like coronavirus.
So get the song, get dancing, wash ya hands and don’t forget your thumbs!