It can take artists months or even years to write, record, and produce new music, but after the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 24 major stars banded together to create a heartwrenching new charity single in just a few weeks.
Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Adam Lambert, and more performers joined forces for the new song “Hands,” written by Justin Tranter, co-writer of Justin Bieber’s hit “Sorry.”
The moving single, a product of GLAAD and Interscope Records, was produced as a tribute to the 49 people killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Doesn’t matter who you love. All that matters is you love,” the stars sing. “If a million hands can build a wall, a million hands can break it down.” Imagine Dragons, Adam Lambert, Jussie Smollett, Nate Ruess, and RuPaul are also among the artists whose vocals appear on the track. Listen to the tune here:
“Hands” is available to purchase exclusively through iTunes and proceeds from the sale will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.