Since last month's mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, several celebrities have honored those affected through tribute videos and kind gestures. Now they're coming together in a charity single reminiscent of classics like "We Are the World."
The song, titled "Hands," features vocals from Britney Spears, P!nk, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, and many more. In addition to these big names, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles also lends their voices.
The concept for the song came from Justin Tranter, who co-wrote Justin Bieber's hit "Sorry." Tranter, who has been an activist for the LGBT community since coming out at age 14, told Billboard, "Artists using their platforms to accelerate acceptance is very powerful."
The artists recorded their contributions to the song individually from their homes and studios around the world. The result is a moving collaboration from some of the biggest names in music. Tranter said they wanted the single to sound "classic, timeless and human."
The song highlights the importance of positive action to combat hate. It includes the pointed lyrics, "If a million hands can build a wall / A million hands can break it down." Tranter confirmed to the New York Times that this is an intentional reference to Donald Trump.
Hear the full song below:
Cover image via Mikey Hennessy / Wikimedia.