This year we are collaborating with some amazing musicians who have all handpicked a track for War Child’s Secret 7”.

For decades, War Child have worked with musicians, labels and the music industry to release records and put on unforgettable shows, and these albums, events and the vocal support of musicians have raised the money we have needed to fund our life-changing work. Now we're delighted to bring together art and music through Secret 7".



Growing up surrounded by forests and mountains near Bergen, Norway, Aurora Aksnes first felt the compulsion to sit alone and create at six years old. The singer, songwriter and producer has now amassed over 11.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify, racking up a whopping 2.6 billion overall streams and 1 million+ global album sales. 



Brighton-raised Celeste credits her maternal grandfather for introducing her to the legendary artists who would go on to influence her sound, a modern take on the timeless, heartache-tinged soul of smoky jazz bars and velvet-voiced storytellers.

"In essence, Stop This Flame is a song about seeing it through to the end,” – Celeste


The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers are Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. For three decades, they have defined the cutting edge of electronic dance music both on their multi-Platinum selling records and with their hugely lauded hallucinogenic live shows which have played to millions at festivals and arenas all over the world.

This track features Beck, American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Who rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental and lo-fi style.



Hozier finds harmony and melody in the midst of chaos. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated Diamond-certified Irish singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist tunes into raw blues spirit, unrestrained soul, rock energy, and folk eloquence. After years of grinding, he delivered a generational anthem in the form of “Take Me To Church.”


Paul McCartney

Born in Liverpool in 1942, Paul McCartney was raised in the city and educated at the Liverpool Institute. Since writing his first song at 14, McCartney has dreamed and dared to be different. In 1996 Paul McCartney was knighted by H.M. The Queen for his services to music, and in 2017 he was made a Companion Of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.


Siouxsie and the Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees were formed in London in 1976 by Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin. Their debut album The Scream was released in 1978 and they soon became one of the most successful pop groups of the late 70’s, 80’ and early 90s. Throughout their career they released 11 studio albums, 30 singles, played 100s of live shows around the world.


The Specials

It is impossible to envisage the musical landscape without The Specials, from the startling, angular Gangsters in 1979 to their swan song, the epoch-making Ghost Town in 1981. They infused ska with punk, homegrown political anxiety with wider issues.