Paul McCartney in new music video

Still image from a new music video which was revealed 18 December.

Paul McCartney stars in the new video for “Love Song to the Earth,” an all-star collaboration recorded in the lead-up to the Paris climate conferences. While the lyric video was unveiled in September, McCartney, along with Colbie Caillat, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield and Q’orianka Kilcher, appear in the song’s proper video exploring the beauty of the planet and the potential ravages of climate change. The video follows an accord that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

McCartney sings his verses while strolling alone on the beach and gazing out toward the ocean. Award-winning cinematographer Louis Schwartzberg contributes the stunning images of nature in the video.

“I’m glad to be a part of ‘Love Song to the Earth,’ aiming to inspire people across the world to urge their leaders to act on climate change,” McCartney said in a statement prior to the Paris climate talks. “We need to be fast and efficient, switching to renewable energy and eating less meat, for example. 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. Now is the time to act. So please spread the woes and help keep our planet safe!”

“Love Song to the Earth,” which is available for purchase, was penned by Toby Gad, John Shanks, Bedingfield and Paul and also features Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie Leona Lewis, Goo Goo Dolls’ Johnny Rzeznik, Angelique Kidjo, Nicole Scherzinger, Kelsea Ballerini, Krewella and Victoria Justice. Proceeds from the sale of the video benefit Friends of the Earth and the UN Foundation.

Source/Read more in Rolling Stone magazine.

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5 Responses

  1. DukeViking says:

    In theory the premise behind this has a good heart. But this song flat out sucks. I'm sorry I'm not looking to derail the work that went behind the filming but holy God – auto tuning McCartney to this decade's era of a pop song; no thanks. I'm not into this year of Paul collaborating with today's target young audience. I'll just end my rant before I piss off more people.

    Glad he is doing what he likes for causes and awareness but the song quality is not up there. I'll give more credit to the Kayne songs for better song writing although I could care less for those as well.

    If you like this song then I'm happy for that alone.

    Looking forward to the new Macca album in vein of the last one.

  2. Debjorgo says:

    This is not a Paul style song but he is not shut out of it like most of these star sing-a-long affairs. A lot of Paul's style does come through on this. It's not too different from the Hope for the Future singles.

    I agree though; I'm ready for some new Paul music. As someone once said, "Just got to get me some rock and roll!"

  3. Unknown says:

    I don't know why, but Paul in this video reminds me of David Brent in 'The Office' filming his own music video with his redundancy money for some reason..

  4. Unknown says:

    Paul looks like someone's lost grandmother on the beach.

    I digress.

    This song is pretty bad and most of us Beatles fans will be too nervous to say so. I'm not. I like the cause, but the art? Really Paul?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Well they had it that his nadir was 'Ram' but they had it wrong and HERE IT IS.

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