“Hands,” is a musical tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The track features 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.
Patience Carter, Tiara Parker, and Angel Anthony Santiago, survivors of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, appear in the lyric video.
Digital creators from all walks of life also appear in the lyric video. Those creators 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. Members of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles appear in the video as well.
Written by: Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, BloodPop®, and Ely Rise; produced by BloodPop®, Mark Ronson, and Justin Tranter.
Proceeds from the sale of the new tribute single in the United States will benefit Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, and GLAAD.