British singer performs TikTok solidarity song for Ukrainian refugees in Romanian station

British singer performs TikTok solidarity song for Ukrainian refugees in Romanian station
The song "Another Love" from British singer-songwriter Tom Odell has become an anthem for boosting morale among Ukrainians. Odell performed the song for refugees at Bucharest's main railway and at a charity concert.
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The British singer brought Bucharest's railway station to a standstill when he sang his smash 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 refugees passing through Bucharest's main railway station on Friday.

The singer-songwriter performed the piano ballad about fighting for someone you love, which has been used on TikTok videos including one of a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, beneath the arrivals and departures boards.

Videos on the social media app featuring the 2013 hit alongside symbols of Ukrainian solidarity have garnered tens of thousands of likes. 

Odell on Saturday performed at a concert to raise funds for the Red Cross to help Ukrainians in the Romanian capital alongside Romanian artists, DJ Armin van Buuren and Ukrainian singer Jamala, who won the 2016 Eurovision song contest 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 neighbouring countries since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. 

Just under 381,000 have arrived in Romania, which shares a 650-kilometre border with Ukraine.

Thousands have passed through Bucharest's railway station each day as volunteers and local authorities offer food, hot drinks, transport and lodgings.