Bono has shared a new song written in honour of Italy‘s coronavirus victims.

The piano ballad, which he has called “Let Your Love Be Known”, was posted to Instagram as a homemade video.

The tune was composed just an hour before recording, according to the U2 frontman.

The post that accompanies the video reads: “For the Italians who inspired it… for the Irish… for ANYONE who this St Patrick’s day is in a tight spot and still singing. For the doctors, nurses, carers on the frontline, it’s you we’re singing to.”

“A little postcard from bubblin’ Dublin”, Bono says, introducing the song.

Italy is one of the countries worst affected by the deadly virus, having already suffered more than 2,500 deaths.

The lyrics to the song include the lines:

“Yes, I don’t know you, no, I didn’t think I didn’t care
You live so very far away, just across the square
You can’t touch, but you can sing across rooftops
Sing on the phone, sing and promise me you won’t stop
Sing your love be known.”