Beyonce releases her latest single “I Was Here” from her fourth studio album 4. The global music superstar released this today August 19 (World Humanitarian Day) to mark the special remembrance day created to honor the victims of the 2003 bombing in Baghdad. The World Humanitarian Day was created by the UN General Assembly in 2008 to raise public awareness of humanitarian work around the world. It celebrates humanity and the spirit of helping people and seeks to encourage people to get involved by doing something good for others.
The song was written by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren, who according to The Associated Press is working again with Beyonce on new material.
The I Was Here video was filmed during the August 10 performance at the UN General Assembly in New York. I loved the video with the focus on the clips showing humanitarian efforts around the world. The video, along with the song, is so moving that it reminds me of the 1985 charity single “We Are the World.”
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