Last month, FINNEAS joined a long list of artists who performed sets in empty music venues around the country as part of Save Our Stages Fest — a virtual benefit to raise money for the National Independent Venue Association's Emergency Relief Fund.
Though the three-day event is technically over, the fundraising isn't, and on Thursday (November 19), FINNEAS shared a live version of "What They'll Say About Us" filmed in Los Angeles' Teregram Ballroom while encouraging fans to donate, if they can. At time of writing, #SOSFEST has raised $1.3 million to help ensure independent music venues survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch FINNEAS perform "What They'll Say About Us" below.
When FINNEAS released "What They'll Say About Us" in September, he dedicated it "to all who have had to endure this year."
“I wrote this song in June after spending the day at a protest in Downtown LA, filled with hope with the prospect that millions of people were coming together from all over the world to fight against institutionalized racism and inequality," he explained at the tine. "During that time, I’d also been following Amanda Kloots as she documented her husband Nick Cordero’s time in the ICU while in a coma after being admitted for COVID-19."
"Imagining her sitting by his side, waiting, hopeful for him to wake up, it got me thinking about all the millions of people, all over the world, who also have loved ones, parents, children and extended family members going through the same thing," the singer-songwriter continued. "Fighting this horrific virus. Some will overcome and wake up again, while others, tragically may not. This song is dedicated to all who have had to endure this year. I hope this song can offer some sort of comfort to those who may need it.”
"What They'll Say About Us" is one of three songs the singer-songwriter released this year. He's also been busy writing songs with his sister, Billie Eilish, including her latest single "Therefore I Am."
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