Paul McCartney along with a group of internationally renowned artists that includes Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Leona Lewis have recorded and released a benefit song to raise awareness about climate change and to support the United Nations’ call for a global climate change agreement. The new song, titled “Love Song to the Earth,” was released Sept. 4 and is now available for purchase worldwide on iTunes and also on Apple Music Via Connect Today. The official lyric video can be seen on YouTube.
Other voices who can be heard on the lushly arranged recording are Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Paul, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher. When 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. The song also benefits the work of the United Nations Foundation to inspire international action on climate change.
In addition to buying the song, fans are also being asked sign a special online petition that will be delivered to world’s leaders at the beginning of the climate conference. The climate change agreement will be taken up at a meeting in Paris to take place in December, the announcement said.
On Sept. 3, McCartney offered fans an exclusive preview of his forthcoming reissue of his “Tug of War” album with the online release of a 2015 remix of the title song. The two albums “Tug of War” and “Pipes of Peace' will both be reissued in October with unreleased audio and video and other extras.