Christina Aguilera Releases New Single 'Change' to Honor Orlando Victims, Donates Proceeds to Families
By Rachel McRady
Christina Aguilera has some “Beautiful” words for the victims of the tragic Orlando shooting. The chart topper has released a new single, “Change,” as a tribute to the 49 innocent lives lost last Sunday.
The Voice alum posted the song and lyric video to her website on Thursday, revealing that 100 percent of the iTunes download proceeds between now and September 14 will be donated to the National Compassion Fund, which benefits the families of the victims.
“The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind,” Aguilera wrote on her site. “I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families. Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.”
The longtime LGBT ally went on to give her fans hope, saying, “Though there is such heavy sadness I believe that there is much more love in the world than we know. We need to learn to love again, we need to learn that one person does make a difference; we need to keep love in our hearts.”
The lyrics of the moving song promote acceptance and love.
“Who you love or the color of your skin or the place that you were born and grew up in, shouldn’t decide how you will be treated, because we’re all the same when everybody’s breathing,” Aguilera sings. “Waiting for a change to set us free. Waiting for the day when you can be you and I can be me.”
The pop diva also shared the song on her social media accounts, writing, “We are all in this together, as one, united by love. Xo #Change.”