Emeli Sandé and Sarah Àlainn, have united to record the 2019 Rugby World Cup anthem ‘World in Union’, as the tournament kicks off today in Japan. Released at midday via Decca Records, the uplifting new single features on the opening credits of ITV’s exclusive coverage in the UK.
BRIT Award-winning Scottish singer Emeli lends her powerful vocals to the song, which has been recorded in a brand new version with Japanese-Australian singing sensation Sarah Àlainn. The track was unveiled ahead of the first game between Japan and Russia in Tokyo.
The duet will be heard throughout the tournament, which runs from Friday 20 September to Saturday 2 November, as nations from all across the globe compete for the Webb Ellis Cup.