Pop stars join forces for tribute to Orlando victims
A few weeks after the devastating tragedy that happened in gay night club Pulse in Orlando, a few of the world’s biggest pop stars joined forces and released a tribute song called ‘Hands’. The money that is made with this charity single will be donated to Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD. The song, written by Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels and BloodPop® and produced by Tranter, BloodPop® and Mark Ronson, is released through a unique collaboration between gay rights organization GLAAD and label Interscope.
The anthemic pop ballad with a message is opened by Britney Spears who also sings the middle eight and sounds surprisingly natural doing that. She is joined by the likes of Gwen Stefani, Troye Sivan, P!nk (who did not get a solo but dominates during the chorus), Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo and other current pop stars. Mary J Blige leads the way during the second verse and chorus with her mighty vocals. Nobody here seems to try to oversing each other, which makes ‘Hands’ sound like one of the most genuine and heartfelt charity singles ever recorded with a group of artists. The message of the track is all that matters in the end and it is one that should be heard: “If a million hands can build a wall, a million hands can break it down.”
Wondering who is who on ‘Hands’? The artists iIn order of appearance:
Mary J Blige
And these artists also recorded vocals for the chorus: Jason Derulo, Halsey, Tyler Glenn, Ty Herndon, Juanes, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, MNEK, Alex Newell, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess.