Toronto-born acclaimed singer-songwriter JP Saxe and GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Julia Michaels today released a new video of their heart-rending duet, “If The World Was Ending,” to help support the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in its global response to COVID-19. MSF is caring for patients suffering from COVID-19, offering health education and mental health support, and providing training for vital infection control measures in health facilities around the world. JP, Julia, and Sony Music Entertainment will donate all proceeds from the video to Doctors Without Borders.
The video features country superstars: Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Davis and Florida Georgia Line in addition to Europe’s own Anne-Marie, Niall Horan, Sam Smith and Zara Larsson along with many more. The video also features five-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and producer of “If The World Was Ending,” FINNEAS. The song was originally written by JP and Julia following devastating earthquakes in Los Angeles last July. In the wake of the current global pandemic, the song’s powerfully relevant message resonated with both artists and their fans across the globe.
Say JP and Julia: “We are so grateful for the incredible work being done by those on the frontlines during this global pandemic. 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. 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!).”
Below is the full list of artists featured in the video (in order of appearance):
H.E.R., Niall Horan, Keith Urban, FINNEAS, Alessia Cara, Jason Derulo, Kesha, Zara Larsson, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Smith, The Rose, Anthony Ramos, Pink Sweat$, Jordan Davis, Sasha Sloan, Anne-Marie, Noah Cyrus, Lindsey Stirling, Fletcher, Sabrina Carpenter, Evaluna Montaner, Camilo, Sam Nelson Harris (X Ambassadors), Maeta, Mau y Ricky, Florida Georgia Line, Julia Michaels & JP Saxe
ABOUT DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization delivering care to those most in need. Its teams of over 43,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, epidemiologists, mental health professionals, administrators, and others assist people caught in crises around the world.
In more than 70 countries, MSF saves lives threatened by violence, disease, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, and catastrophic events.
MSF’s decision to launch projects in any crisis is based solely on its expert assessment of people’s medical needs, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.
MSF’s independent, neutral and impartial funding allows the organization access to patients in conflicts where others cannot go. It serves no agenda other than delivering quality medical care.
An introduction video to MSF can be found here
How is MSF responding to COVID-19?
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to COVID-19 on multiple fronts – caring for patients, offering health education and mental health support, and providing training for vital infection control measures in health facilities around the world. MSF’s response to COVID-19 is evolving rapidly. MSF is opening new projects in response to COVID-19 and adapting existing ones to help cope when cases are identified.
As MSF scales up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a key priority is to keep its more than 400 medical programs running for the tens of thousands of patients and extremely vulnerable communities they help support. This pandemic threatens the lives of people around the world, and presents even greater risks in countries with weak or fragile health systems.
Learn more at www.doctorswithoutborders.org
ABOUT JP SAXE
Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, JP Saxe always finds a way to cut beyond the surface, tapping into a deep connectivity with universal emotion and human experience. His powerful duet with Julia Michaels titled “If The World Was Ending,” led to his late-night TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last November. JP and Julia also performed the song while quarantined for The Late Late Show With James Corden on April 16th. Idolator proclaimed the song ‘packs a strong emotional punch,’ and PEOPLE Magazine praised the song as a “beautifully stripped back piano ballad.” JP has also amassed fans at The FADER, following his single “Women Who Look Like You”, featuring rapper Guapdad 4000.
In February, JP released his anticipated six-track debut EP, Hold It Together. TIME Magazine praised the project for “exploring the weird – sometimes lovely – sometimes painful – emotions that bubble up in relationships” and included “3 Minutes” off the EP in their ‘5 Best Songs of the Week’ roundup. Over the last year, JP completed a nationwide summer/fall tour with Noah Kahan, select dates with Jeremy Zucker, and joined Lennon Stella on her European tour this winter.
ABOUT JULIA MICHAELS
GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Julia Michaels has transformed the pop music landscape not only from behind-the-scenes as one of the most in-demand songwriters, but in the spotlight as a solo artist as well. Her rapid rise can be attributed to identifiable honesty in every lyric, as exemplified in her triple-platinum selling debut single “Issues”. In 2018, she garnered GRAMMY® Awards nominations in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “Issues,” which amassed nearly 2 billion streams worldwide. Continuing that success, “Issues” notably became “the top-selling debut single by an artist in 2017,” and placed as the only solo female composition on Variety’s “30 Most Consumed Songs of 2017.”
In 2019, Michaels released Inner Monologue Part 1 and Inner Monologue Part 2, a series of critically acclaimed EP’s. Upon arrival, Inner Monologue Part 1 debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart and #5 Overall iTunes Albums Chart. After touring the world with an incredible array artists including Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan, and P!NK, Julia embarked on The Inner Monologue Tour, which marked her first ever headline tour throughout the U.S. Most recently, she collaborated with JP Saxe on the heart wrenching ballad “If The World Was Ending” and contributed three songs to Selena Gomez’s new album Rare including “Lose You To Love Me”- which hit #1 on The Billboard Hot 100,“Look At Her Now” and “Fun.”
As a songwriter, Julia has co-written 22 titles that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100, twelve of which have hit the Top 40, including “Issues,” and two that have hit #1 (Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” & Selena Gomez’ “Love You To Lose Me”). The cumulative worldwide stream tally for songs she has co-written is 20 billion to date. Additional songwriting credits include Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” [feat. A$AP Rocky] & “Hands To Myself,” and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself.” She’s also written titles for Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, P!NK, Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Janelle Monae, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes and more.