Jon Bon Jovi's charity single for the Invictus Games Foundation entitled 'Unbroken' has been released.
A special version of the track by the American singer-songwriter, who fronts the band Bon Jovi was re-recorded last month at Abbey Road Studios.
It was released today and is available to buy and stream now with all proceeds going to the Invictus Games Foundation, of which HRH The Duke of Sussex is Patron.
The video for ‘Unbroken’, stars Jon Bon Jovi, the Invictus Games Choir and HRH The Duke of Sussex, who dropped into the recording session at the world-famous studios in London in the United Kingdom in February.
The Invictus Games Choir and Jon Bon Jovi recorded the single together in two days while the video features Jon Bon Jovi and 12 of the choir members rehearsing and singing together.
Both of Jon Bon Jovi’s parents were in the United States Marine Corps, and it was that personal connection to the cause that inspired the singer to contact The Duke of Sussex and suggest the collaboration.
The song tells the stories of those who have served in the military and aims to highlight the plight faced by veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The original version of the track will feature on the upcoming album Bon Jovi 2020.
At the start of the music video a conversation between HRH The Duke of Sussex and Jon Bon Jovi during Prince Harry's visit to meet the choir can be heard.
The Duke of Sussex says: “With military people, there’s a way of being able to talk about the scars of war in a positive way.
"Some suffer from post-traumatic stress, some of them suffer from depression, anxiety, but they are stronger for it.
"Those are the kind of ambassadors and role models that we need.”
Jon Bon Jovi then replies: “Well, I thank you for what you’ve done to bring a light to that.
"It’s what you’re doing, really. I just got inspired to write a song from it.
"It’s touching, their desire to serve and what they gave, and what they get out of singing.”
Andy, a founding member of the Invictus Games Choir said of the experience: "Singing has been a thrill and I’m hanging on to it because some of those words are very pertinent to me about the ringing in your ears and wanting to scream.
"After I was blown up, I laid there in the middle of the night thinking ‘this has changed my life, no legs, hand injuries, what am I going to do next?’
"And who would have thought I would be singing about being blown up.
"So, this song was very deep in different places for me.”
The Invictus Games Choir, which is managed and delivered by Help for Heroes, is made up of wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving personnel from all branches and different ranks of the UK Armed Forces, who come together and use the power of music to aid their recovery.