Kelsea Ballerini and Sheryl Crow Lend Voices for ‘Love Song to the Earth’ [LISTEN]
Kelsea Ballerini and Sheryl Crow are part of an all-star cast of artists who have lent their voices for a worthwhile cause. The singers contributed to "Love Song to the Earth," part of a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of environmental issues before the United Nations Climate Change Conference is held in Paris this December.
The song, written by Natasha Bedingfield, Toby Gad, John Shanks and Sean Paul, includes compelling lyrics like, "This is a love song to the Earth / You're no ordinary world / A diamond in the universe / Heaven's poetry to us / Keep it safe, keep it safe, keep it safe."
“Many people turn a blind eye, arguing that everything is okay environmentally," Bedingfield says. "The song reminds us that having ownership of our world means taking care of it.”
"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," Jerry Cope, the song's executive director and co-director/producer of the video, tells Rolling Stone. "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."
According to the website for the song, "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."
Download "Love Song to the Earth" on iTunes.