If a single featuring Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, producer Mark Ronson, and British Prime Minister David Cameron sounds implausible, you’re, well, partially correct. Those three individuals, along with other high profile UK figures, have indeed teamed up for a new single — only it won’t feature any music.
As part of the country’s Poppy Appeal — an annual campaign that seeks to promote the welfare and interests of UK military veterans — the Royal British Legion will release a single titled “2 Minute Silence” on November 7th. Again, it’s silent, so it will be packaged as part of a video which features the aforementioned names staring at the camera with their mouths closed.
“Rather than record a song, we felt the UK public would recognise the poignancy of silence and its clear association with remembrance,” explained Chris Simpkins, the Director General of the Royal British League.
The single will be available for 99p on iTunes, with all proceeds going to the armed services community.