A British singer performs a TikTok solidarity song for Ukrainian refugees at a Romanian train station
The song “Another Love” by British singer-songwriter Tom Odell has become an anthem to lift the spirits of Ukrainians. Odell performed the song for refugees at Bucharest’s main railway and at a charity concert.
The British singer paralyzed Bucharest train station while singing his hit for Ukrainian refugees [source: Getty]
British singer-songwriter Tom Odell sang his hit “Another Love,” which has become a symbol of Ukraine’s resilience on social media, to passing refugees at Bucharest’s main railway station on Friday.
The singer-songwriter performed the piano ballad about fight for someone you love, which has been used on TikTok videos, including that of defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, under arrivals and departures.
Videos on the social media app featuring the 2013 hit alongside symbols of Ukrainian solidarity have garnered tens of thousands of likes.
Odell performed Saturday at a concert to raise money for the Red Cross to help Ukrainians in the Romanian capital alongside Romanian artists DJ Armin van Buuren and Ukrainian singer Jamala, who has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in 2016.
A video on TikTok of him at the concert showed the singer dedicating his performance of “Another Love” to “every single person in Ukraine right now.”
More than 2.5 million Ukrainians have fled to neighboring countries since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
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Just under 381,000 have arrived in Romania, which shares a 650 kilometer border with Ukraine.
Thousands of people pass through Bucharest train station every day as volunteers and local authorities offer food, hot drinks, transport and accommodation.