Two Door Cinema Club have today unveiled their cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’ in an effort to raise funds for Ireland’s leading social justice charity, Extern.

Listen to their cover here

As the UK went into enforced lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus, frontman Alex Trimble recorded a cover of the John Lennon classic at his makeshift home studio. Originally released in 1970 on Lennon’s debut solo album, ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band’, Alex’s rendition of ‘Isolation’ sees crooned lounge vocals floating above psych-tinged keys and woozy beats, imposed exile and isolation drawing a completely fresh approach from him as a producer and artist, bringing a poignant new meaning to the track amidst the current climate.

All proceeds from the release will go to support Extern, Ireland’s leading social justice charity which each year enables over 20,000 people to change their lives. Money raised will help Extern to continue to be able to care for people and families who are isolated or vulnerable during these challenging times and in the months ahead.

Speaking of the band’s connection to the charity, bassist Kevin Baird said:

“In October 2019 I had the pleasure of visiting the Extern offices in Belfast, just a few hours before our show at The Telegraph Building. I've been in awe of their tremendous work ever since, in particular the life saving administering of naloxone to those in the grips of an opioid overdose. Extern work so hard to protect and provide for anyone who need it in Ireland, north and south. They literally save lives and so much more.”