Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez have joined with other performers to release a song for the victims of last month’s Orlando shooting.
In solidarity for those who were gunned down at the gay nightclub in Florida, 24 performers have donated their time to raise money for the families of the victims with their new track called Hands.
The song was written by Justin Tranter, who has contributed to pieces by Justin Bieber, Gomez, Gwen Stefani and Fall Out Boy.
“Like the rest of the world I woke up to the news that morning and was horrified and sad and scared,” Tranter told Billboard.
After he contributed his time to help the LGBT community following the attack, he met with GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis and it was their collaboration which gave birth to the idea of a charity song.
Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Britney Spears, Adam Lambert, Jussie Smollett, Nate Ruess, British singer MNEK and RuPaul were among the artists who contributed their voice to Hands.
The song includes the lyrics: “can hold a gun, and hold your heart, can put out fires, and make ‘em start.”
Tranter assigned each of the performers a part of the song which he thought would suit their voice, and an extra part just incase someone pulled out.
All the pop stars recorded their pieces in different recording studios across the United States and around the world.
All the money raised from the single will be split between the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Centre of Central Florida and GLAAD.
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– Written by Lyall Russell