Andy Grammer has released “Don’t Give Up On Me,” his new song from the upcoming film Five Feet Apart.
The song was first heard in the trailer for the movie, which stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson as two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall in love, despite being advised to keep a safe distance from each other for the sake of their health. The film is directed by Justin Baldoni, an old pal of Andy’s.
“’Don’t Give Up On Me,’ although a very simple concept – is truly a very powerful one,” Andy says in a statement. “I have had many moments in my life where I wouldn’t give up on someone else, where I believed in them when they didn’t believe in themselves.”
He adds, “Hell I’ve had SUPER intense moments where I wouldn’t give up on myself. But the most powerful memories from my personal vantage point are the ones when someone wouldn’t give up on me.”
A portion of the proceeds from the song will go to Claire’s Place Foundation, a non-profit providing support for children and families affected by cystic fibrosis. The foundation was named after Claire Wineland, who inspired Baldoni to make the film.
Five Feet Apart hits theaters March 15.