NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, December 18, 2015, 3:16 PM
Clad in all white, Paul McCartney and his fellow crusaders deliver earnest verses and bask in nature’s bounty.
Call it the “We Are the World” of global warming.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney and an eclectic crew that includes Colbie Caillat and Natasha Bedingfield urge viewers to save the planet in a new music video for “Love Song to the Earth,” a climate-change charity single billed as “the first song that earns royalties for Earth.”
Clad in all white, McCartney and his fellow crusaders deliver earnest verses and bask in nature’s bounty in shots that wouldn’t be out of place in a prescription drug commercial.
The Trey Fanjoy-directed video, which debuted Friday on Rolling Stone’s website, also showcases magnificent vistas, lush forests and the obligatory bald eagle soaring mountainside, as well as time-lapse footage of flowers blooming, clouds rolling and butterfly wings flapping.
“Looking down from up on the moon, you’re a tiny blue marble,” the group sings. “Who’d have thought the ground we stand on could be so fragile?”
Later in the video, Jamaican rapper Sean Paul lays down rhymes in a rainforest.
The star-studded production, which also features voices from the unseen Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie, premiered this month at the Paris climate change summit and will donate sales proceeds to environmental NGO Friends of the Earth and the UN Foundation.
The Eiffel Tower flashes the message “No Plan B” during the UN climate change conference on Dec. 11.
“Big decisions will be made this week, so I am doing everything I can to make sure governments sign up to an agreement, which can protect our planet,” McCartney said in a statement ahead of the international conference. “Now is the time to act.”
The new anthem joins the ranks of well-intentioned but critically disdained supergroup charity slams like Band Aid’s 1984 “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” which also featured McCartney, and Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s 1985 followup, “We Are the World” — both of which raised money for African humanitarian aid.