- Ella Eyre will sing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- Fans have the chance to join her on the official single
Brit Award winner Ella Eyre will lead the nation’s support of England Rugby in 2015 on a new recording of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot accompanied by fans.
England Rugby’s official single will be released on 7 September by Virgin EMI and is being produced by Glyn Aikins and Mojam, who have previously worked with Emeli Sande and Sam Smith.
Ella, whose debut album Feline will be released on 14 August, will appear alongside England fans as well as past and present players in the music video.
There is still times for fans to win a place next to Ella on the single by uploading their rendition of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, through the Every Voice Counts page on Facebook or by using the hashtag #carrythemhome on Instagram. The deadline for entries is 3 August.
All proceeds from the single will go towards supporting England Rugby’s All Schools programme, supported by principle partner CBRE, which seeks to introduce rugby to state secondary schools.
“I’m so proud to be singing Swing Low and getting behind the team in a World Cup year on home soil," said Ella.
"I am really looking forward to helping bring the whole nation behind the England team. It’s inspiring to see the levels of support for the players and we’re raising money for a great cause.”
Professional Rugby Director at the RFU and former England International Rob Andrew added: "Owned by the fans, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is a song that is unique to England Rugby and has the power to instil a sense of hope and drive England teams forward when it’s sung at Twickenham.
“We are delighted that Brit Award winning artist Ella Eyre is behind the Every Voice Counts campaign. In what will be an exciting year for England Rugby, we hope that the fans will be louder than ever and help carry the team home in 2015.”