At trying times, musicians often join hands to show their support to those who need it most. This week, GLAAD and Interscope Records released “Hands,” a cross-genre musical tribute to the Pulse Nightclub shooting victims in Orlando, Fla.
Kacey Musgaves and Ty Herndon, one of the first country music stars in history to come out as a gay man, are among the two-dozen stars featured on the charity single. Mary J. Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor also lend their voices to the track.
All proceeds raised from the track will be donated to the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.
“This senseless tragedy is a call to all of us to stand together and face down hatred, intolerance and violence…and having grown up a short drive from Orlando, it really brings it right to my doorstep,” John Janick, Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, said in a statement. “We all know music has the power to heal, and I’m honored and grateful to be a part of whatever our business can do to help.”
The tribute track is available for digital download via iTunes.