The group recorded the song on a recent trip in July to South Africa where the band members saw first hand how devastating the AIDS epidemic is. "Our trip to Africa was a personal awakening," says Taylor Hanson. "Our experience there made clear that the fight against AIDS is an urgent cause that requires action whether you're in the ghettos of Soweto or suburbs of America. That is the message we want to help deliver through whatever means we can amass and encourage others to do so as well."
The song, which was released on Nov 27, coincides with World AIDS day which occurred on Dec 1st. You can find the song on iTunes where 100% of the revenue from the sale of the song will goto the Perinatal HIV Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. The band has also completed a companion music video for Great Divide that was made from their footage shot during their trip to Africa.
So after watching the music video myself earlier tonight, I hopped on to iTunes, downloaded the song and have been listing to the song on repeat for a while now. I am still picking up on some of the lyrics, but it is a really power full song. I am very happy that the money made of this song is going to Perinatal HIV Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. It is a really awesome song for a really awesome purposes and I hope if you like the song you will be so inclined to pick it up off iTunes for .99 cents.