Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda Team Up for ‘Love Make the World Go Round’
The song's proceeds will benefit the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting
Prior to performing in his final Hamilton show, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Lopez linked up to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. Their song, “Love Make the World Go Round,” is a spiritual companion to “Hands,” the large-scale benefit song featuring Mary J. Blige, Lopez, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, and more released earlier this week.
The duet, available exclusively on iTunes, uses a dance beat to propel the positive messages. “We’re not gonna hide,” Lopez sings. “No fear in our eyes / Love is a call to action.” Miranda delivered a powerful speech at the Tony Awards just hours after the disaster, so of course he had some bars: “What we got is love even when the sinners hate us / We can not let them diminish or intimidate us.”
Proceeds from the single’s sales will go toward Hispanic Federation’s Proyecto Somos Orlando, a charity that aids victims of the shooting.