'Love Song To The Earth' is in aid of Friends Of The Earth and the UN Foundation, and features over a dozen artists
Paul McCartney has announced a charity single, ‘Love Song to the Earth’, a track written to raise climate change awareness and pull in funds for Friends Of The Earth and the UN Foundation.
The single aims to influence the United Nations Climate Change conference which takes place in Paris this December.
Written by Toby Gad, Natasha Bedingfield, John Shanks and Sean Paul, the four-minute track stars Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Scherzinger and Leona Lewis alongside more than a dozen other artists, and is available to download on iTunes now. It will be released more widely on September 11. There is also a website dedicated to the song and explaining its motivation and message, here.
On the accompanying site, the song is described as “a song with the power to fight climate change and maybe change the world.”
“Some of the world’s biggest names in music have joined voices to inspire real action on climate change, and to support the United Nations’ call for a meaningful, universal climate agreement in Paris this December,” the site states.
“Every time the song is purchased, streamed, or shared, the royalties go directly towards the efforts of Friends Of The Earth to keep fossil fuels in the ground and lower carbon emissions, and to the work of the UN Foundation to inspire international action on climate change.”
Songwriter and producer Toby Gad adds: “When the UN asked me to write a song about climate change I felt honored and inspired. So my friends and I wrote ‘Love Song To The Earth’, focusing on a positive message about how precious our only planet is. We went on to produce the all-star version of ‘Love Song’ for a September 2015 release.”
“Jerry Cope, a dedicated activist and powerful visionary, was instrumental in pulling the strings together for the single and masterminding the videos. I hope this song will broaden the audience for this urgent message and give the politicians emotional support for meaningful climate agreement in Paris 2015.”
The full line-up of participating artists is as follows: Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher.