Almost exactly a year to the day since the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi rocked the Elbphilharmonie with pop band Bastille in an epic charity concert, Amazon Music is today exclusively releasing a new single which was recorded live at that spectacular show in Hamburg. ‘Warmth Reorchestrated’, released as an Amazon Original production, is a supercharged version of Bastille’s song ‘Warmth’, which first appeared on the British indie group’s 2016 album Wild World. The new single captures the energy and joy of the sold-out ‘Bastille Reorchestrated’ show for Channel Aid on 4 January 2020, when Kristjan Järvi conducted reorchestrations of Bastille songs in front of 2,100 enthusiastic fans and more than 10,000 viewers who followed a livestream of the event on YouTube.
The Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Bastille were teaming up as part of Channel Aid’s ‘Live in Concert’ series. Channel Aid, the world’s first YouTube charity channel, is an initiative of the Hamburg-based FABS Foundation, which provides access to sports and dance activities for children and the disabled. Every view of the YouTube livestream of the concert resulted in a donation to FABS Foundation social projects. Channel Aid released a series of single videos from the concert in the days after the event. A new video to accompany the ‘Warmth Reorchestrated’ single has been released on Amazon Music Unlimited rand on the Bastille’s social media channels.
A thrilling, wildly well-received collaboration
The concert with Bastille represented a new artistic adventure for the boundary-breaking Baltic Sea Philharmonic, as it was the orchestra’s first collaboration with a major pop band. Sharing the stage with the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling group, the orchestra and Kristjan Järvi performed specially orchestrated Bastille songs in signature Baltic Sea Philharmonic style, with a gospel choir adding an extra dimension to the sound.
The reaction on social media from concert goers and those watching the YouTube livestream was hugely enthusiastic. Comments on Facebook included: ‘This was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Being in this hall with so many incredibly talented musicians was like a wave of joy washing over me.’ Another Facebook user wrote: ‘Absolutely loved this. Such a pleasure to see the orchestra enjoying performing, and the conductor was fabulous.’