With the end of the week comes a brand new song from singer and “The Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, but this particular track has a much deeper meaning than you may expect. “Change” is Aguilera’s ode to those lost during the deadly mass shooting in Orlando.
“The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families,” she writes on her website. “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.”
To help make the change she believes the world is in desperate need of, Aguilera will be donating all of the proceeds from the downloading of “Change” on iTunes between June 17 and Sept. 14. The money raised will be donated to the National Compassion Fund, which is raising funds for all of those affected by the shooting at Pulse.
With “Change,” Aguilera joins a growing list of music industry titans speaking out in song to support those touched by the shooting.
Previously, Melissa Etheridge released the song “Pulse,” explaining to Rolling Stone, “I feel called to speak; to do what musicians do.” Meanwhile, a collection of Broadway stars are banding together to record a new version of “What the World Needs Now is Love.”
In total around 60 Broadway performers, past and present, will take part in the project, with everyone from “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda to Sarah Jessica Parker and Idina Menzel lending their voices. This song will be available to download Monday (June 20), with the proceeds going to benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.