“There are 168 million children between the ages of five and 18 years in child labor around the world, doing work they are too young to perform… This is unacceptable.”
– Mike Einziger, Incubus
Pharrell joins a hefty roster of musicians in “’Til Everyone Can See,” a solemn march pleading for the end of child slavery.
Its lyrics were co-written by violinist Ann Marie Simpson and Mike Einziger, producer and Incubus guitarist who can heard strumming on Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up.” Pharrell lends his voice to the hopeful hook, and to instrumentation by legendary composer Hans Zimmer, Zimmer collaborator Dominic Lewis, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and more.
The International Labour Organization released “‘Til Everyone Can See” as a free charity single, to help raise awareness for its annual Red Card to Child Labour campaign.
“It’s really challenging to write material that will be uplifting and at the same time trying to make people aware of a really critical and dire situation, and also make it accessible,” said Einziger who performed lead vocal duties for the very first time.
The project came to Einziger’s attention through Bonnie Abaunza who manages composer Hans Zimmer’s philanthropic endeavors. “Bonnie, who works with Hans, does a lot of work with an organization called the ILO (International Labour Organization), which is affiliated with the U.N. They started this initiate called the Red Card Campaign in an attempt to raise awareness and help put an end to the cruelest forms of child labor and slavery, globally.”
Join Pharrell Williams, Mike Einziger, Hans Zimmer, and Travis Barker in the fight against child labour & get a free download of their song, “‘Til Everyone Can See” here
“Til Everyone Can See” – Mike Einziger & Ann Marie Simpson (ft. Pharrell, Hans Zimmer, and Travis Barker)