Is this a morpharotic dream from a magazine?
Nope, it’s true! On Friday, Pacific Records announced that the 2000s boy band O-Town (minus the heavenly Ashley Parker Angel) has teamed up with The Bachelor star Colton Underwood for a heartfelt new song, “Hello World.”
If this news has you scratching your head, here’s a brief explanation of how the collaboration came to be: It all began when Underwood met O-Town member Jacob Underwood (yes, they have the same last name) at a charity dodgeball event, when Colton was a player for the San Diego Chargers. The former linebacker asked the boy band member to write him a fundraising song for his cystic fibrosis charity, the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation. The resulting song, “Hello World,” wound up being recorded by the band alongside Underwood, and here we are.
“Very excited to be releasing ‘Hello World’ and grateful to O-Town for partnering up!” Colton Underwood said in a statement. “They are so great to be using this song to help raise funds for the Legacy Foundation and I know it’s going to be big! It’s a fun song to listen to, but most importantly, an anthem for anyone to live your best life. It’s not only for the CF warriors, but for anyone out there dealing with anything in life.”
Colton’s fellow Underwood added, “There’s nothing more rewarding than the opportunity to use our God-given gifts to help people in need. This song is very special to me, and I hope that it becomes an anthem not only for the kids effected by cystic fibrosis, but anyone who has chosen to live their best life in the face of pain and heartache. I’m incredibly honored that Colton asked me to write this song and I hope you can feel the love behind the lyrics.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of “Hello World” will be donated to the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation. Listen to “Hello World” above.
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