Internationally renowned artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Leona Lewis and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo have released a song calling on world leaders to reach an agreement at the upcoming UN climate talks in December.
The single is called ‘Love Song to the Earth’ and is now available to download from iTunes and Apple Music. The artists, producers and directors of the song, as well as Apple, will donate their proceeds to Friends of the Earth US and the UN Foundation.
“Many people turn a blind eye arguing that everything is ok environmentally. The song reminds us that having ownership of our world means taking care of it. With this song we wanted to talk about the environment in a way that would help people feel empowered to do something rather than be paralysed by fear,” said Natasha Bedingfield, who co-wrote the single together with Toby Gad, John Shanks and Sean Paul.
The song hopes to inspire audiences to sign a petition that will be delivered to world leaders at the UN climate talks in Paris in December.
“When UN Member States gather in Paris this December, the voices of everyone, especially the entertainment industry, will help ensure the best outcome possible for a better future for all.” said Aaron Sherinian, chief communications and marketing officer of the UN Foundation.
Other artists featured on the track include Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher.