“I thought it was a great cause in helping people to be aware of the environment and for charity, so I did it right away. I am all for the environment. Every day I take pictures of the sun because I like nature a lot,” he told the Jamaica Observer.
In addition to Sean Paul, Love Song to The Earth boasts the vocals of Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher.
Co-produced by Toby Gad and John Shanks, the single credits Gad, Shanks, Bedingfield and Sean Paul as writers. It is scheduled to hit major distribution outlets on Friday and has been available on iTunes since September 4. Proceeds will be donated to Friends of The Earth US and the UN Foundation.
It is hoped that Love Song to the Earth will help pressure world leaders to sign a global agreement on climate change at the Conference of Parties meeting in Paris, France in December.
Sean Paul explained how he got involved with the project.
“I was working with producer Toby Gad, who co-wrote John Legend’s song All of Me. I have been working with him for quite a few years. He produced Hey Baby on my last album, Full Frequency. He is a great songwriter and I have collaborated with him on various projects, including projects like this,” he said.
“Toby played a couple parts of the chorus for me and I just did my thing. I really liked it, it was cool and every time I hear the song it gives me goose bumps. I think it is a good song,” he continued.
Sean Paul is known for hit songs including Get Busy, Gimme the Light, Got 2 Luv U, and Temperature. His Dutty Rock won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2004.