The web occasion raised many for Poverty Alleviation Charities’ Letters To Santa initiative, which fulfils the wishlists of households in want with meals, garments, computer systems and $10,000 (£7,414).
Throughout the livestream, which was broadcast yesterday (December 22), Smith carried out new variations of ‘The Holy Hour’, ‘The Funeral Get together’ and ‘The Drowning Man’.
“Whats up, that is Robert from The Treatment,” he launched his section. “Very comfortable to be a part of the Letters To Santa marathon and I’m going to play you three songs from our ‘Religion’ album, which is about to be 40 years outdated. I hope you take pleasure in this.” Watch Smith’s efficiency under now.
On the time of writing, the stream has raised $20,733 (£15,372). You can donate to the cause here.
The Letters To Santa livestream is the second charity occasion Smith has taken half in to this point this month. Beforehand, he appeared on the Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People 24-hour charity livestream, enjoying three songs from The Treatment’s ‘Seventeen Seconds’ album.
In September, the band’s frontman said he had spent much of 2020 “finishing off” a new album from the group in addition to a solo document.
Smith made the feedback throughout an look on BBC 6 Music to speak about ‘Unusual Timez’, his collaboration with Gorillaz. That observe was despatched to him by Damon Albarn whereas Smith was “in the course of ending off the massive music on the finish of The Treatment album”, which he described as “10 minutes of intense doom and gloom”.
Of how the pandemic had affected his work, the musician stated: “Our entire thought for this yr was actually ending off the album we began final yr, me ending off the solo album and in addition, ending digitising many years of stuff with the intention to make this movie with Tim Pope concerning the historical past of the band. So, it’s really benefited me as a result of there have been no different distractions, so I’ve really bought loads of what I wished to do, executed.”