When it comes to songs for a pandemic, there are few as seemingly appropriate as JP Saxe and Julia Michaels‘ “If the World Was Ending.” Now, the pair are teaming up with some A-list stars to give back to a good cause.
On Thursday (April 30), the duo released a brand-new video for the track to raise money for Doctors Without Borders during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. But instead of doing their usual duet, the pair recruited some superstar musicians to help out, including Kesha, Sam Smith, Alessia Cara, H.E.R., Niall Horan, Keith Urban, Anne-Marie, Florida Georgia Line and many more.
Along with encouraging fans to donate to Doctors Without Borders through the video, Saxe, Michaels and Sony Music announced that any and all proceeds from their new rendition of the song would be donated to the organization, which is currently providing care, health education and mental health support throughout the world to those suffering with coronavirus.
We asked some of our friends to sing this song with us to help benefit an organization very close to our hearts, Doctors Without Borders, where all proceeds received by Sony Music and the artists from the video will be donated,” Saxe and Michaels said in a statement released with the track. “At a time when it can sometimes feel like ‘the world is ending,’ we thank all of the healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers who are helping so many people in need. Please stay home, stay safe (and don’t actually go over!).”
Check out the new video for “If the World Was Ending” below: