Barlow hopes charity song will inspire youth

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2011, 08:52 AM IST

London: Singer Gary Barlow is convinced that his latest charity single featuring several British rappers will inspire youngsters to chase their dreams.

The 40-year-old formed a new band called The Collective, which consists of members including Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz frontwoman Tulisa Contostavlos, for this year`s official track to support Britain`s Children In Need charity.

Teardrop, the charity single, was recorded in August this year and Barlow admits watching news coverage of young rioters looting shops and causing chaos in cities including London and Manchester made him realise the potential of the song.

"We did our initial recording around the time of all the riots this summer. I remember thinking to myself, this is a double whammy," the sun.co.uk quoted Barlow as saying.

"After the riots, the urban scene didn`t get the best respect out of it. I think this kind of thing shows people another side to us. I really believe this song is going to say a lot after what happened and even speak to some of the kids that were involved in the riots," he added.

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