Foreigner Re-Records ’80s Classic for Charity
Foreigner has re-recorded their 1984 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” for a good cause.
The track–featuring backing vocals by a choir made up of patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children–will raises money for the non-profit, which provides advanced care for kids with various health issues.
Current Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen handles the song in the new version, which originally featured the pipes of former singer Lou Gramm.
“The lyrics of this song really speak to the qualities we’ve observed in the children here at Shriners Hospital,” Hansen said. “The kids show this amazing resilience and happiness that really makes one think how powerful love is.”
The track–which is currently available as a digital download–will appear on the forthcoming album Foreigner Live in Concert, which is due out on February 15.
Foreigner is set to appear at Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at Count Basie Center in Red Bank on May 7.
Here is the track list for Foreigner Live in Concert:
“Feels Like the First Time”
“Cold as Ice”
“Dirty White Boy”
“Juke Box Hero”
“Waiting for a Girl Like You”
“Say You Will”
“Long, Long Way from Home”
“I Want to Know What Love Is”* (new version)