New Zealand-based comedy duo Flight of the Conchords releases a new iTunes track to help raise funds for children afflicted with serious and life threatening diseases.
The song is part of the New Zealand live comedy event that happened on August 24. The single "Feel Inside (and stuff like that)" draws inspiration from the duo's recent visit in their hometown Wellington where they had a chat with a group of children in Clyde Quay School.
The award winning twosome is made up of Emmy nominee Jemaine Clement and Academy Award winner Brett Mckenzie. They started as flat mates while studying theater and film at Victoria University of Wellington, where their comedy live performances gained a cult following in Australia and New Zealand.
The Flight of Conchords performed the song on live television on the event "Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids" with the help of hip-hop reggae artist Che Fu's six-year-old son and Black Eyed Peas producer Printz Boar. The video collaboration also includes other musicians and artists Boh Runga, Brooke Fraser, Cherie Mathieson, Dave Dobbyn, Deach, Elizabeth Marvelly, Kids of 88, Luke Buda, Maitereya, Moana Maniapoto, Nathan King, PNC, Peter Urlich, Rikki Morris, Ruby Frost, Savage, Sam Scott, Tyree, Victoria Girling-Butcher, Young Sid and Zowie.
Founded by Rotary of New Zealand, the children's charity Cure Kids helps bring into awareness the lack of research of life-threatening conditions that affect children in New Zealand. The group raise funds and invest in medical research for scientists around the world, to help find cure for cruel and devastating illnesses that destroys the lives of young kids, helping them live an improve quality of life.
Red Nose Day event director Brooke Howard-Smith described the collaboration as "... We-are-the-World-style song with guest appearances from everybody we could find." The live comedy event helped raise 1.3 million for the cause.