Music is a truly universal language, and moreover, music really has the ability to heal.

To kick start this years Refugee Week, the Red Cross have announced a truly remarkable project, that will shine a light on the plight of refugees through the medium of songs.

Not just any songs, however.

Acclaimed musicians including Kindness, to Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, to Scroobius Pip as well as others will be crafting brand new material based on the real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers here in the UK.

The songs will then become part of a ground-breaking album produced by the legendary Ethan Johns, famed for his work with Kings of Leon, Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini, Paul McCartney, and Ray LaMontagne, to name but a few.

Adam Bainbridge, otherwise known as Kindness, recently met with Ayman Hira – a refugee who fled Syria when the country broke into war in 2012 and their initial meeting was captured on camera.

The Red Cross is also inviting the public to share pictures of the people, places and things that they feel celebrate the contribution of refugees in the UK using the #TheLongRoadEP on social media platforms including: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The images will be collated and used as part of the album artwork. For further information on how to get involved click here.