DJ Jonas Blue played his feel-good hits in his home studio in London as part of the "Together At Home" virtual series on Tuesday.
Blue played songs including "Rise," "Perfect Strangers," "Polaroid," "What I Like About You," and a remix of Tracy Chapman’s "Fast Car." The DJ bopped to the beats and held up a sign urging his fans to visit globalcitizen.org/coronavirus to learn more about the pandemic and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to it. Blue encouraged his fans to support the WHO in its fight to contain the spread of coronavirus.
"We are raising awareness for the WHO," he said. "If you want to help make sure you head over to that address right there."
The DJ answered lots of questions from his fans to open the livestream, discussing his musical influences, sharing favorite memories, and breaking down his songs. He said he aspires to make happy and uplifting music.
"Especially in times like this, you can listen to my records and hopefully they bring you happiness and positivity, and empowerment," he said.
Blue added that he plans to hit the road touring as soon as the pandemic ends.
"The sooner we get this over and done with, the sooner we can get back out there and have a party," he said.
The "Together At Home" campaign was launched on March 16 by Global Citizen and the WHO. Artists, actors, and experts are using the campaign as a tool to band together in support of the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Through the campaign, Global Citizens can also take action, calling on world leaders to fund relief efforts.
Globally, more than 719,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus and 33,673 people have died from it, according to the WHO. The WHO is working with governments worldwide to end the pandemic and protect vulnerable populations. The organization is sending essential supplies and health workers to countries in need of assistance, and is funding research into potential vaccines and treatments.
During his set, Blue said that he’s been staying inside and making music during the pandemic.
"It’s very rare that I’m home for this amount of time," he said.
That sort of social distancing is crucial to efforts to flatten the curve of coronavirus. Blue encouraged his fans to practice social distancing and stay safe amid the pandemic.
By visiting Global Citizen’s "Together At Home" campaign page, you can learn more about coronavirus and find ways to get involved in your community.
The "Together At Home" series has featured dozens of artists and influencers, including Chris Martin, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello alongside Shawn Mendes, Lindsey Sterling, Kerry Washington, Chloe X Halle, H.E.R., Jon Batiste, The Lumineers, and more.
There are many more virtual events to come this week, including Grace Weber at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
You can see all of Global Citizen's COVID-19 coverage here.