We reported last month about the music video recorded three days after the Orlando massacre by the Broadway theater community to raise funds for organizations serving the victims families and the Orlando LGBT community. That video recorded the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song from the 60s, What the World Needs Now Is Love. Last week, another group of artists; both singers and singing actors, recorded a new song written to also raise funds for organizations serving the victims families and the LGBT community, both in Orlando and at large. Hands, was released by GLAAD/Interscope Records on 5 JUL and is available exclusively on iTunes. The proceeds from the sale of Hands go to Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD. 43¢ will be donated to Equality Florida, 43¢ will be donated to GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and 43¢ will be donated to GLAAD from every copy sold.
Hands was written by Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, BloodPop® & Ely Rise; produced by BloodPop®, Mark Ronson, and Justin Tranter and features the following artists, a few who are LGBT; Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor.
This week GLAAD/Interscope Records has released a second version of Hands featuring the same recording, but as a lyric video version of the song written on the hands of YouTube personalities. Members of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles also appear in the video. Many of the YouTube personalities are also members of the LGBT community.
The YouTube personalities who appear in the video are; Connor Franta, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying (Superfruit), Toby Randall, Lucas Cruikshank, Pablo Vlogs, Missesmae, Nina and Randa, Kingsley, Skylar Kergil, Nicola Foti, PatrickStarrr, Sam Tsui, Trevor Moran, Rebecca Black, Gigi Gorgeous, Jack Merridew, Mariale Marrero, Raymond Braun, Lia Marie Johnson, Us The Duo, Luan Palomera, Austin and Aaron Rhodes, Zuri Hall, Michael Buckley, Amymarie Gaertner, Manny MUA, Jake Roper, Bradlee Wannemacher, and Travis Bryant.
Should you wish to contribute directly to the fund for the victims and their families in Orlando, you may do so at