Numerous musicians, including Beck, Coldplay, U2's Bono and The Edge, David Bowie, Lauren Hill, and Eddie Vedder, among others, will appear on an upcoming compilation titled Every Mother Counts. The album will go to benefit the organization Every Mother Counts, an advocacy campaign aimed at mobilizing an increase in education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros are another one of the bands that contributed to the compilation, and their part is titled "Mother." The song, which premiered on Spinner, came from a poem that Edward Sharpe frontman Alex Ebert wrote about his mother. Stream it below.
Every Mother Counts will be sold exclusively at Starbucks from May 1-29th, and after the jump you can take a look at the tracklist for the compilation.
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - "Mother"
Every Mother Counts Tracklist:
Bono and the Edge “Original of the Species” (acoustic) *
Eddie Vedder ” Skipping” *
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell “Pretty Day” *
Faith Hill “Wish for You”
Sade “The Sweetest Gift”
Lauryn Hill “I Remember”
Rita Wilson “Baby I’m Yours” *
Diana Krall “Don’t Fence Me In” *
Dave Matthews Band “Sister” (live) *
Alanis Morissette “Magical Child” *
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “Mother” *
David Bowie “Everyone Says ‘Hi’”
Cedella Marley “Get Up Stand Up” *
Beck “Corrina, Corrina” *
Rufus Wainwright “Instead of the Dead” *
Patti Smith “Somalia” *
Coldplay “Yellow” (acoustic) *
* = Unreleased