On their new joint single, “Love Make the World Go Round,” the two artists call for love and understanding set to a joyful tropical beat. This isn’t your typical protest song, but it’s perfect for honoring those who lost their lives at a gay nightclub's Latin night.
The victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando had no idea they’d become the center of a national tragedy last month. They were just out to dance — and “Love Make the World Go Round” is exactly the kind of song they might have danced to.
“Those who hate us and fear us cannot keep us down,” sings J.Lo, while Miranda asserts that “we got the rhythm and the truth on our side.” The song also incorporates elements of Miranda’s “Love Is Love” speech from this year’s Tony Awards.
“Love Make the World Go Round” is currently available for purchase from iTunes, and all proceeds will go to Hispanic Federation for the Somos Orlando Fund to help Orlando’s queer Latin@ community heal.