For this year’s BBC Children In Need, Gary Barlow has brought together several big names from the urban music world, including Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32, Rizzle Kicks, to cover the Massive Attack classic – Teardrop. Produced by do-no-wrong Labrinth, with the wonderfully talented Tulisa singing the chorus, borrowing powerful lyrics from a sensational teenage poet, what could possibly go wrong?
So what should have been done instead of this atrocity? Well, firstly, we could actually use some of the awesome musicians we have out there at the moment. For something that appeals to both Radio 1 and Radio 2 listeners, I think Ed Sheeran should definitely be kept on the record with my other favourite urban act of the moment, Maverick Sabre, doing something incredible as well. And as both lads are at the top of singer-songwriter game then forget any ideas of a cover, just get them to write something epic.