Paul McCartney is among the all-star contributors appearing in the new official video for "Love Song to the Earth." The song was originally released as a charity effort back in September to raise awareness about climate change ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), which took place in Paris this month, as well as to raise funds for Friends Of The Earth and the UN Foundation.
According to an article posted Dec. 18 at NME, the iconic ex-Beatle appears in the video along with Colbie Caillat, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield and others. Co-directed by Trey Fanjoy and Jerry Cope, the video premiered earlier this month at COP21 in front of various world leaders.
The eye-popping 4:14 minute video opens with stunning images of nautre provided by award-winning cinematographer Louis Schwartzberg. The legendary British pop superstar performs his verses while walking alone along a sandy beach. Fans can check out the official video above.
"I'm glad to be a part of 'Love Song to the Earth,' aiming to inspire people across the world to urge their leaders to act on climate change," Macca wrote in a statement prior to the Paris climate talks. "We need to be fast and efficient, switching to renewable energy and eating less meat, for example. Big decisions will be made this week, so I am doing everything I can to make sure governments sign up to an agreement, which can protect our planet."
"Love Song to the Earth" was co-produced by longtime Bon Jovi associate John Shanks and Los Angeles based producer Tony Gad (Fergie/Beyonce) and was also co-penned by Shanks and Gad along with help from Bedingfield and Jamaican pop-rapper Sean Paul. Other stars who contributed to the recording include: Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crowe, Fergie, Leona Lewis, Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik and ex-Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, among others.
"Love Song to Earth" is available for purchase here. Proceeds from the sale of the video benefit Friends of the Earth and the UN Foundation.