AceShowbiz - Pitbull is encouraging others to face their fear amid coronavirus crisis through an uplifting new song. On Monday, April 13, the "Timber" hitmaker releases a COVID-19 anthem titled "I Believe That We Will Win", sending a message that humanity is bigger than the pandemic.
"You know what spreads faster than any virus? Is fear/ And when it comes to fear, you can either forget everything and run, or you can face everything and rise/ Let me tell you what I believe/ I believe we will face everything and rise," the 39-year-old rapper kicks off the single. In the chorus, he chants, "I believe that we will win!/ Say it with me."
Dishing on how the song came to be, the "Feel This Moment" rapper recalls when a close friend made a beat to the "I Believe That We Will Win" chant on the internet. "I thought it was crazy that he was showing it to me because it was literally when the lockdown started and I told him, 'Man, this is what the world needs right now,' " he shares with Billboard.
"I knocked out the record within a day and a half and by the third day, we were ready to put out the snippet for everybody because I felt that that message is needed right now more than ever," the one-time Grammy winner, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, continues.
Pitbull further discusses his outlook over the crisis the world is currently facing. "I always look at things like a blessing in disguise. I look at solutions and opportunities and more than anything I look at the message and the lesson," he gushes, adding that the pandemic has given "God's green earth a couple of months to be able to breathe."
The "We Are One" hitmaker additionally notes that "it reminded people to utilize technology, don't let it use you. It got to the point that people were so connected that they were disconnected now they're so disconnected that ironically they're connected. I think it's something great for humanity to come together now."
"We're going to get through this, we'll fight through this," he stresses. "We have a recovery number of nearly 400,000 worldwide and that's what we need to be talking about. That's what I look for and we should be talking about these numbers to give people hope and motivation. To be able to be a part of this historical time and see a response from people like, 'Damn, I am strong, we can make it,' that for me is priceless."
Aside from trying to lift up people's spirit with the single, Pitbull encourages fans to be a part of his video anthem by sending him a video that shows how much they believe. "I'm asking people to send their videos because it will be a world movement and what better than to start it in my backyard, the 305," he explains.
Pitbull also announces that all proceeds of the song will go toward various charities supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. Saban Music Group founder Haim Saban backs the rapper's statement by sharing, "Pitbull reached out saying he wanted to do this track and asked if I was in and I said, 'I'm in if the revenue goes to charity' and he said, 'Absolutely, that's not even a question' and that's how it all started."