Foreigner has recorded a new version of their biggest hit song, “I Want To Know What Love Is” and will donate proceeds from its release to Shriners Hospitals for Children. The newly recorded soft-rock version features a children’s choir and its accompanying video features Shriners Hospitals for Children patients. Watch the video below.
The new single appears on Foreigner Live in Concert, available February 15th digitally and in stores. The band will donate proceeds from the entire album to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
“I Want To Know What Love Is” hit the top of the charts all over the world when it was released in 1984 and is Foreigner’s biggest hit to date. It remains one of the band’s best-known songs and is listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s greatest songs of all time.
“There is a spiritual undertone to ‘I Want To Know What Love Is,’ and when you apply the lyrics to a cause like Shriners Hospitals for Children, it brings a whole new meaning to the song,” said founding member, lead guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones in a statement.
“It’s hard to put a dollar amount on the value of this gift, but this is truly a monumental donation in our mind,” said John McCabe, executive vice president of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Participating in the music video will be an invaluable experience for our patients. The fact that sales proceeds from the download of this song will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children is a wonderful bonus.”
“Foreigner has been involved with Shriners Hospitals for ten years, and we’ve been looking for a way to make a more meaningful impact,” said lead singer Kelly Hansen. “The lyrics of this song really speak to the qualities we’ve observed in the children here at Shriners Hospitals. The kids show this amazing resilience and happiness that really makes one think how powerful love is.”
Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children has provided pediatric specialty care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals has treated more than 1.3 million children from more than 180 countries over the last 95 years.