Justin Bieber. Ariana Grande. Miley Cyrus. Snoop Dogg. Wiz Khalifa. Kevin Hart. Shawn Mendes. Sia. Lil’ Dicky.
It sounds like the festival lineup of your dreams but it’s actually the list of contributors and/or cameos Bieber teased in an Instagram post before the single “Earth” officially dropped on Friday.
Lil Dicky, Bieber and your favourite artists teamed up for the animated video that features animal versions of A-listers and bold name talent—including Kevin Hart, Kris Wu, Katy Perry and John Legend—and aims to raise awareness, and funds, for climate change and environmental issues, with money raised going to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
It’s currently sitting at over 23 millions views on YouTube and includes a push to a site Lil Dicky created, We Love The Earth, for people looking for information and ways to get involved. The comedic rapper isn’t exactly known for being the face of social issues but told TIME that he sees climate change as “a human issue” and wanted to find a way to put together an anthem for an important cause.
Outside of voicing a baboon with a large backside, it’s been a busy weekend for Bieber, who showed up to perform his hit “Sorry” during Ariana Grande’s second weekend headlining Coachella, and shocked audiences with three words: “Album coming soon.”
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) April 22, 2019
You may recall he shared a post on Instagram just last month where he talked about making his family, and marriage to Hailey Baldwin, a priority and though he heard his fans’ desire for new music, was putting his creativity on hold to focus on “deep rooted issues.”
Well, it appears that Beliebers won’t have to wait as long as anticipated for new output from Justin.
Countdown is on.