All Star Celebrity Vocals Contribute To Honor the Victims Of Pulse Nightclub

Posted on Jul 6 2016 - 11:17am by GaysFeed Staff

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Jennifer LopezGwen StefaniJason DeruloMeghan TrainorJuanesPinkMary J. BligeSelena Gomez and Britney Spears are among 24 artists featured on a new recording to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre.

The all-star release, “Hands” — a charity single reduced by Interscope Records with support from GLAAD — was conceived by hit songwriter Justin Tranter, co-writer of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and hits for Gomez, DNCEFall Out Boy and  Gwen Stefani. The June 12, 2016 massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the most deadly mass shooting in American history and the deadliest act of violence against the LGBT community. Funds from the song will benefit families with medical care, counseling and will also be used for education.

“Hands” arrives tonight on iTunes. Proceeds will be distributed by Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.

L.A.-based Tranter and songwriting partner Julia Michaels had been on the road with Selena Gomez writing songs aboard her tour bus in Miami the weekend of June 11 when news of the bloodshed prompted Tranter to switch course. That afternoon he signed on as a volunteer at The Center Orlando, the region’s chief LGBT community center.

“I called them and said, ‘If I fly up is there something for me to help with?'” he tells Billboard. “They say, ‘We need as many hands as we can possibly get.'”

“Hands” took hold the next day when Tranter met GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis who had arrived at the center from New York.

“When you hear the song it talks about hate being the driver here,” she says, “and that’s important because we have to be able to identify what’s driving these cruel acts in order to stop them. Artists using their platforms to accelerate acceptance is very powerful.” says Ellis

In Los Angeles “Interscope let us use their studio,” he says. “Mary J. Blige recorded in New Orleans. Britney Spears in Thousand Oaks. Pink in Santa Barbara. Selena Gomez even recorded in her studio bus. Dan Reynolds recorded in his home. Adam Lambert was in Luxembourg. Ty Herndon the country star was in Spain. Kacey Musgraves, Nashville. Everyone just got it done and showed their respects.”

 

Download “Hands” here at iTunes and stream the song below.

(Yes, we know it’s on Youtube for free… But PLEASE show your support for Orlando Victims and their Families) by clicking here you can support the ‘Pulse Victims Fund’ on GoFundMe benefiting the victims and families of this horrible tragedy.

“Hands”

By Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and BloodPop
 
Can hold a gun 
And hold your heart
Can put out fires 
And make ’em start
 
Skin and bones
And flesh and blood 
With all this nerve 
How did we get this numb 
 
Cus they can hurt 
Or they can heal 
They can give back
Or they can steal 
They can break the world 
Or they can change it too
 
CHORUS
 
Ooh hands 
Hands 
Woooo hands 
Oh hands 
Cus they can love 
Or they can take
They can fight up 
Until they save 
They can break the world 
They can change it too 
Ooh hands 
 
Doesn’t matter 
Who you love 
All that matters 
Is you love 
 
I’ve been watching news
And seeing all this hate
Tell me is it wrong 
To want a little change 
 
They can hurt 
Or they can heal 
They can give back
Or they can steal 
They can break the world 
Or they can change it too
 
CHORUS
 
Ooh hands 
Hands 
Woooo hands 
Oh hands 
Cus they can love 
Or they can take
They can fight up 
Until they save 
They can break the world 
They can change it too 
Ooh hands 
 
BRIDGE
 
If a million hands can build a wall 
A million hands can break it down 
If a million hands can build a wall 
A million hands can break it down
Ooooh
 
 
Can hold a gun 
And hold your heart
Can put out fires 
And make ’em start
 
I’ve been watching news
And seeing all this hate
Tell me is it wrong 
To want a little change 
 
CHORUS
 
Ooh hands 
Hands 
Woooo hands 
Oh hands 
Cus they can love 
Or they can take
They can fight up 
Until they save 
They can break the world 
They can change it too 
Ooh hands 
 
BRIDGE
 
If a million hands can build a wall 
a million hands can break it down 
If a million hands can build a wall 
a million hands can break it down
Ooooh