Brett Eldredge is helping to pay tribute to all of the first responders and heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the American Red Cross with an intimate (remote) performance during the iHeartRadio Living Room Concert Series presented by State Farm — and he delivered a gorgeous cover of Billie Eilish's "When The Party's Over."
Before performing the cover, accompanied by his pianist Ian Miller, he explained of the song, "I was trying to think of a cover to do for this session, and when I was in Europe on the tour, right before kind of all this went down, I started playing this song, 'When The Party's Over' by Billie Eilish. A lot of people didn't expect me to sing this song, it was kinda out of left field. But, I love songs like that, where somebody takes it and makes their own, and this song's just so emotional, and so powerful."
During the intimate show, Brett got even more candid as he talked about some of his music and how he's been doing throughout the pandemic. He performed songs including "Gabrielle," "Wanna Be That Song," "Crowd My Mind" and "Love Someone."
Eldredge also thanked everyone who has been, and continues to be, on the frontlines of COVID-19 to help those in need. He explained, "I want to send my love to everybody, and I want to say thank you to all the first responders, all those out there that are helping us in this fight, I want to thank the American Red Cross. And, it's a tough time, but you see how amazing people can be throughout this, so thank you."
Later on in the show, he added, "Ever since I was a kid, I've always seen American Red Cross jumping in in the most traumatic times, and I just want to thank the American Red Cross, because that's a huge deal and we need it now more than ever. And, it just makes me feel at ease that we have a great organization like that to help us out, so thank you."
Even though the world is facing a difficult time, Brett has noticed how communities are coming together to support each other. He said:
"This whole virus is obviously taking a toll on us in many different ways, and I think the mental health aspect of this is really tough. What I've loved seeing as a community are people connecting with each other in different ways, even if it's at a distance. One of my buddies sent me a video of people sitting in their driveways and they were playing music, and everybody was dancing and singing along from their driveways completely separated from each other and distant. And, I just love how music connects all of us together. I've definitely had my down days through this, where I feel [like I'm] in a tough spot, and seeing communities, people and friends reaching out to each other, and helping each other, and realizing that all we have is each other, and I've seen a lot of that going on, it's a pretty special thing to see."
To find out how you can help The American Red Cross during this time, head over to their official website.