On the eve of the release of ‘Never Grow Up’, the second single from the BBC Children in Need album ‘Got it Covered’, which featured the band alongside Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch star Shaun Dooley, we are delighted to premiere the video made especially for the release.
With the message of a parent’s love to their children as they grow up and find independence, Shaun chose the song – a 2010 hit for Taylor Swift, as a tribute to his own children, and its meaning has blossomed into something hugely impactful by doing so.
Commenting on the reason for selecting this track, Shaun says that, “I was acutely aware that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, to record a track to go on an actual album with brilliant producers at Abbey Road. ‘Never Grow Up’ was instantly my first choice, as I’ve been singing to my children at bedtime for about 5 years now. When I heard the song, it connected with how I felt and still feel about my children: that it’s all too quick, that it just goes painfully too fast. At times I wish I could press a pause button and savour those precious moments for longer. The fact that it is for the brilliant BBC Children in Need as well seemed to all make sense.”
“Grimethorpe Colliery Band are privileged to have been invited to use our music to support a cause which does so much good for so many young people.” says band spokesperson Andrew Coe, “As a Barnsley lad, Shaun immediately struck up a very special relationship with the band members and they have thoroughly enjoyed working with him. Shaun’s choice of song was clearly very personal for him, and with Sandy Smith’s arrangement, something told us this might turn out to be very special. Anyone who has heard it can’t fail to be moved by the simple treatment.”
Proceeds of the sales of the album and single will go towards the BBC Children In Need Charity, with a minimum of £1.50 per album being donated. Donate here
The video was shot in Newark Town Hall last month. Take a look, below: