Jessie Buckley shares 'Working on the Frontline' for those fighting COVID-19

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Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley, through her band Jessie & the Leonards, has released a new song titled Working on the Frontline, which is dedicated to those who have been tackling the pandemic head on. You can see the video below.
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Written by Kate St John and Neill MacColl, while also featuring the talents of Hannah Grace Deller, the song is from the first person perspective of an NHS worker in this climate, while the video powerfully accompanies the track.
Speaking about the song, Buckley thanks both St John and MacColl for the song and heaped praise on the NHS, while also expressing her hope that people pay attention and listen to the song.
“While the sky was falling we spoke from distant places, hoping we were all ok and worrying when we weren’t, wondering if or when we might be able to meet again to play music,” Buckley said. “The whole world was upside down. Neill MacColl and Kate St. John, my amazing and talented beautiful soul-friends found a way to put a chink of light in the shutters and get the band back together.
“More importantly, they have written a great song that tells a very honest and raw story of what it has meant to be on the front line as an NHS worker during the COVID pandemic.
“I hope that we and our governments are awake to the incredible, invaluable force that is the NHS.  I can’t love Kate and Neill and Hannah enough for making this song happen. I hope the world will listen.”
Jessie Buckley caught the eye of the music world when she took on the character Rose for the film ‘Wild Rose’, which is about a Scottish woman trying to juggle her country music dream as well as being dedicated parent. Buckley took the character on tour, appearing at Black Deer Festival and The Long Road Festival in 2019.

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