Jon Bon Jovi salutes NYC workers while wearing a mask in 'Do What You Can' video

Watch 26/08/2020

Bon Jovi has released a new music video for 'Do What You Can', while honouring the resilience of New York City during the pandemic.

The song appears on the band's upcoming new album titled 2020, due for release this 2nd October.

The video kicks off with news reports of the city ordering a "shelter in place" after reaching "critical mass" with the COVID-19 pandemic.

"New Yorkers have the reputation of being tough, of being resilient," reporters say. "New York will get through this. We will get through this." There's a sign that also thanks the healthworkers.

The video then changes to show the band observing the city during the lockdown with closed stores, playgrounds, grocery-store workers wearing masks, empty stadiums and even families visiting each other through glass. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi can also be seen wearing a mask, exploring the city on foot, volunteering and waving at strangers.

The video ends with a text dedicated to the "everyday heroes fighting to rise above this pandemic". Watch the video below.

"Shooting a video on nearly empty streets of Manhattan amid a global crisis really told the story of 'Do What You Can' from the place where I lived it," Jon Bon Jovi says in a statement. "And I know those empty streets look similar to so many parts of America battling this pandemic. But the story of everyday heroes showing amazing courage was inspiring to see, and the video, much like the song, has a great deal of hope in it too."