Twenty-four artists have come together to make a single paying tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting that took the lives of 49 and injured 53 others.
Artists include Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, RuPaul and more. When singer-songwriter Justin Tranter wrote the track, “Hands,” he assigned each artist a separate segment of the song and they recorded it from wherever they were in the world.
“We didn’t want to have any trendy electronic elements,” Tranter, who is known for writing Justin Bieber's hit song "Sorry," told Billboard. “We wanted it to sound classic, timeless and human. We want this anthem of positivity to be played for years to come.”
Trainer came out as gay at age 14 and has since been an LGBT advocate. The title of the single comes from when he offered to volunteer in Orlando.
“I called them and said, ‘If I fly up, is there something for me to help with?’” he said. “They say, ‘We need as many hands as we can possibly get.’
“Hands” proceeds will go towards Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund, as well as the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.
Check out the full video below.
Check out the list of artists below, in alphabetical order.
Mary J. Blige
The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles