Christina Aguilera has released a new single in response to the Orlando nightclub shootings that occurred on June 12. Co-written with Fancy Hagood and Flo Reutter, "Change" was released less than a week after the tragedy as a tribute to the victims.
In a letter published on her website along with the single, she stated: "We live in a time of diversity, in a time of endless possibilities, in a time where expression of oneself is something to be celebrated. And I am left wondering how people filled with so much love could be taken by so much hate." The song promotes acceptance of this diversity, which we often celebrate yet is something that is unfortunately sometimes forgotten even in today's society.
Proceeds from download sales in the U.S.--from June 17 to September 14--go to the National Compassion Fund for the Orlando victims and their families.