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McCartney, Bon Jovi, Fergie & Colbie Callait Team for 'Love Song to the Earth'



In order to raise awareness ahead of December's United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Colbie Caillat, Fergie and Sheryl Crow joined forces for an environmentally conscious track titled "Love Song to the Earth." The star-studded alliance also released a lyric video for the global campaign track, showcasing how many taken for granted wonders of the world are at risk if Earth's inhabitants don't move toward halting climate change.

The musicians plead, "keep it safe" throughout the song's chorus. "Every time 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, and to the work of the U.N. Foundation to inspire international action on climate change." Furthermore, fans are encouraged to sign a petition to "tell world leaders to stop debating and start taking action on climate change," the official website notes.

"Love Song to the Earth" was written by John Shanks, Toby Gad, Sean Paul and Natasha Bedingfield, with the latter two involved on the track alongside Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik, Leonia Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, Krewella, Victoria Justice, Angelique Kidjo, O'Orianka Kilcher, Kelsea Ballerini and Christina Grimmie.

"We wanted to create a song to unify voices in a positive uplifting chorus to support the world's leaders as they gather in Paris this December," the song's executive producer Jerry Cope told Rolling Stone. "We wanted to finally forge a binding ambitious global climate treaty to address carbon omissions and anthropogenic [effects] that is resulting from human behavior climate change."

The single is the latest environmentally friendly stride towards change ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference. A Pathway to Paris concert will be held in Le Trianon Theater, boasting performances from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, Dhani Harrison and Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Flea. The very first Pathway to Paris gig commenced in September of 2014 in New York City with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye.

"Our hope is that people will listen to the song and enjoy the lyric video and go to Lovesongtotheearth.org and sign the petition which will be delivered at the opening of the climate conference in Paris this December," Cope said. "As an American, I hope that this helps to rally our nation and once again we can lead the world in what is the most important challenge we face in the 21st-century."

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