Emeli Sandé and Stephen Puth Made Our Weekend With Their 'Together At Home' Performances
Since the middle of March, Global Citizens and incredible artists have been uniting on Instagram to perform and enjoy livestream performances for the Together At Home campaign and concert series — all in support of the World Health Organization’s global efforts against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
We’ve seen dozens of amazing performances, from artists including Chris Martin, John Legend, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, OneRepublic, Christine and the Queens, Chloe X Halle, Jennifer Hudson, and many more.
This weekend, Global Citizens from all around the world tuned in to enjoy beautiful sets on Saturday from Emeli Sandé, Alyssa Cordes & Giannina, Fever 333, Walk the Moon, Asher Angel, and Loote; and Jeremy Loops, Stephen Puth, and CNCO on Sunday.
But, as highlighted by Puth during his performance, these livestreams are “more than a mini concert.” Together At Home is a call to everyone around the world to united virtually, practice social distancing and follow health guidances, and take action to support the World Health Organization’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of people have been tuning to the Instagram livestreams, and have been taking tens of thousands of meaningful actions to help combat coronavirus.
You can join the Together At Home campaign here to start taking urgent action. There are new Together At Home live concerts every day — so follow our social media channels to find out who's up next and how to tune in.
Here are a couple of highlights from this weekend’s Together At Home livestreams, and how you can catch up!
Emeli Sandé put on an intimate performance live from her bedroom, at home in London — telling viewers that “you are not alone” and encouraging everyone to head to our Together At Home campaign page to “help be a part of what they’re doing.”
“We’ve been quarantining inside for quite a while now, and it’s lovely that I live with my sister and that we’re a big family here so we’ve been getting to know each other better, and enjoying each other’s company and trying to find positivity in all of this scariness and weirdness,” she said, welcoming viewers to her livestream.
“I hope you’re doing OK,” she continued. “I know it’s incredibly difficult at the moment but I hope you’re still finding ways to make positive and remain peaceful.”
She kicked off her performance with “Breathing Underwater,” adding that this was a song she wrong when “things were difficult."
“But in adapting how I approach life and how I approach myself I find breathing space, so I hope this can give you some breathing space and oxygen,” she said.
Her performance also included an a capella version of “Sweet Architect” — for which she urged viewers to join in and sing together from home — and renditions of “Next To Me” and “Enough” — her first performance of the song on piano.
For her performance of “You Are Not Alone,” Sandé dedicated the song to “all of the workers for the NHS, the carers, everybody out there really risking their lives and helping us be safe.
“The work they're doing is absolutely incredible and it’s humbled me so, so much,” she continued. “Thank you so much to everybody that’s out there, just saving the world basically.”
For Stephen Puth’s set on Sunday, viewers tuned in from all around the world — including from Italy, Poland, India, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Panama, the UK, Switzerland, and the US, to name just a few.
“Everything that’s going on right now, it feels pretty bleak, and it’s just really cool that we can all get together virtually and keep positive,” said Puth, adding that he was “stoked” to be part of the Together At Home campaign and concert series.
“This is more than a mini concert,” he continued. “It’s a call on everyone here to continue practicing what we’re being told on the news, and also to stay positive. The numbers are hard to look at. It’s the same information being thrown at you every day, and it definitely brings me down some days. So you just start trying to figure out things to keep yourself going every single day. Hopefully this is one of those things.”
His set included performances of “Crying My Eyes Out,” “Half Gone,” “Look Away,” and “You Can Close Your Eyes,” as a request from his Instagram audience.
You can join the movement by heading to our Together At Home campaign page and taking action to support the incredible work of the World Health Organization; to learn more about the virus and how to keep yourself healthy; to urge world leaders to support the global vaccine development efforts; and lots more.
You can see all of Global Citizen's COVID-19 coverage here.