Internationally renowned artists sing to inspire action on climate change: “Love Song to the Earth”
Sean Paul And Others Sing To Inspire Action On Climate Change
Grammy-winning entertainer Sean Paul is lending his talents to the environmental awareness cause. The Jamaican deejay joins an all-star cast in an ode to Mother Nature titled “Love Song to the Earth.”
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Internationally renowned artists have come together to record a song to support the UN Secretary-General’s leadership on climate change and the United Nations’ call for a meaningful, universal, global climate change agreement to be signed by governments in December.
“I thought it was a great cause in helping people to be aware of the environment and for charity, so I did it right away. I am all for the environment. Every day I take pictures of the sun because I like nature a lot,” Sean Paul told the Jamaica Observer.
In addition to Sean Paul, “Love Song to the Earth“ features performances by Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo (a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador), Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher.
Written by Toby Gad, Natasha Bedingfield, John Shanks and Sean Paul, and produced by Toby Gad and John Shanks, the song is available worldwide now, exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music via Connect. The artists, producers and directors of the Love Song project – as well as Apple – are donating their respective proceeds to Friends of the Earth U.S. and the United Nations Foundation.
Sean Paul explained how he got involved with the project.
“I was working with producer Toby Gad, who co-wrote John Legend’s song All of Me. I have been working with him for quite a few years. He produced Hey Baby on my last album, Full Frequency. He is a great songwriter and I have collaborated with him on various projects, including projects like this,” he said.
“Toby played a couple parts of the chorus for me and I just did my thing. I really liked it, it was cool and every time I hear the song it gives me goose bumps. I think it is a good song,” he continued.
Songwriter/producer Toby Gad explains, “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.”
On September 11, it will enjoy a wide release on all major music distribution and streaming services around the world.
In December 2015, the world’s leaders will assemble in Paris for COP21 in an effort to sign a meaningful, universal global agreement on climate change. The song’s producers hope that “Love Song to The Earth” will bring the issue to new audiences and inspire them to reach out to their leaders to demand climate action. The artists will be asking their fans to “Share the Love Song” and “Take Climate Action Now” by signing a petition that will be delivered to world’s leaders at the beginning of the climate conference.
Sean Paul is known for hit songs including Get Busy, Gimme the Light, Got 2 Luv U, and Temperature. His Dutty Rock won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2004.