The Wanted release new version of Gold Forever in memory of Tom Parker, with proceeds going to charity

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28 Apr 2022, 09:18

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In honour of their late bandmate Tom Parker, The Wanted have released Gold Forever (For Tom), and all proceeds will go to The Brain Tumour Charity.

The Wanted singer died last month, aged 33, after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. 

The new track from the band is a stripped-back version of their hit 2011 Comic Relief single, Gold Forever.

Gold Forever (For Tom) was first played at Tom’s funeral in London on April 20th, and is now available to download and stream, with all proceeds benefiting The Brain Tumour Charity, which is dedicated to funding research, raising awareness and providing support and information.

Announcing the new track on social media, band members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes said: “We created a very special acoustic version of Gold Forever to be played at Tom’s memorial service. The reaction to the song was beautiful. We have decided to release the song publicly with ALL proceeds going to @thebraintumourcharity.” 

The band first shared the new version of Gold Forever publicly when they posted a link to a compilation video of clips of the band last week. Posting the clip, they wrote: “Sleep Well Brother x”

The Brain Tumour Charity chief executive Alex Lochrane said: “Gold Forever (For Tom) is a beautiful song and a moving tribute to Tom, and we are profoundly grateful to The Wanted that donations from the sales of this single will help us fund world-class research and vital support services for anyone affected by brain tumours.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Tom’s wife Kelsey, their children, family and friends at this saddest of times, as well as with fans of The Wanted worldwide.”

You can download or stream the song here.