About "Earth" Song
"Earth" is a rap & hip-hop song by Hip hop, pop-rap, comedy hip hop Rapper "Lil Dicky".
This song's duration is (4:41 min) and available in digital mp3 download and streaming format on Apple Music/iTunes & Amazon Music.
The song Earth is written by Jamil Chammas, benny blanco, Magnus August Hoiberg, Ammo & Lil Dicky, produced by Cashmere Cat & benny blanco and was released in April 19, 2019.
Lil Dicky opens “Earth” by calling out the whole world. Since this song is about saving the planet, Dave wants every single listener from all areas to listen to his universal message and to feel concerned about the state of our planet.
In the intro, the main message Dave wants to send is that he may be Lil Dicky, a renowned artist and use his fame to raise people’s awareness, he is still a human among others. He is as much affected by the state of the Earth as every individual is.
The idea that this song aims at every individual is conveyed throughout the song, namely during the discussion between Lil Dicky and the Zebra—voiced by Ariana Grande—at the end of the song:
Everyone who is listening has been to Earth, Ariana
We’re not making music for aliens here
The “What’s up” kicking off the song could also be interpreted as “it’s been a while” since this song marks Lil Dicky’s comeback to music: “Earth” stands as his first release since his collaboration with Chris Brown “Freaky Friday,” released on March 15, 2018.
The chorus of this track takes a melodic, philanthropic approach to send the main message to listeners; Save the planet if you truly love it.
It sounds very similar to the chorus of the 1985 track “We Are The World,” which was a collaborative effort that helped raise money for the United Support of Artists for Africa to help struggling people in Africa:
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
In the music video for “Earth,” Justin Bieber plays the role of a baboon. It’s likely that Bieber is alluding to Darwin’s theory of evolution, which presumes that all organisms arise and develop through the process of natural selection. Both humans and baboons are primates and share a similar genome.
Baboons are also some of the largest primates in the world, and are characterized by their red and protruding buttocks, which is what Justin pokes fun at here.
Unfortunately, baboons are threatened with extinction. According to the African Wildlife Foundation, baboons are often intentionally poisoned and killed, hunted for their skin, or used in laboratories for medical research.