A music video that has gone viral, alerting the population to wake up and engage themselves with the potential effects of climate change.
For the past three years, Lil Dicky has quietly been creating one of the biggest all-star charity records since ‘We Are The World’. He called it ‘Earth’, a song about the desperate need to save the environment before it’s too late.
Everything that we are doing, has a chain reaction
When asked, what inspired him to create ‘Earth’, he said in an interview with Rolling Stones:
“It started with me just wanting to make a song about animals. It wasn’t an environmentalism type of climate change song in my head at first. I just had the idea of, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny to cast different artists to play different animals?’ As I began working on the song, I had this vague understanding that there is an environmental issue on Earth. I knew what we were doing on Earth, vaguely, was harming the environment. I knew we were polluting the Earth, but I didn’t know any of the specifics of it.
“As I started thinking about my song, I thought, ‘It’s probably a good thing that all the profits that come from this song go to charities involved in saving the environment.’ It was always in my head that this was going to be something that helped raise money for environmental issues, but I didn’t really know the facts. I looked into it and was blown away. I didn’t realize, remotely, that it was such an urgent, dire situation. I didn’t know that we literally have 12 years to completely change how we do so many things on Earth, from a fundamental standpoint, or the damage will be irreversible and in our lifetimes we’re going to experience such drastic impact. Upon realizing that, it went from a silly song about animals to, ‘Oh my God, this is the most important thing I’ll ever do.’”
Written by: David Burd, Benjamin Levin, Magnus August Høiberg, Josh Coleman and Jamil Chammas
Produced by: Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat
Mixed by: Serban Ghenea
Vocals by: Lil Dicky
Additional Vocals by: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, SIA, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu
Choir Vocals by: Denise Janae, Naari Michele, Tiffany Palmer, Onitsha Shaw, George Potts, Mark Hood
Drums/Percussion by: Chris Dave
Choir Coordination by: Anthony Evans for Sherman James Productions
Read more at welovetheearth.org