Christina Aguilera Releases "Change," Pledges Proceeds to Orlando Shooting Victims
"The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind," said Aguilera.
Christina Aguilera is back with the powerful new ballad, "Change" (RCA).
The pop icon and The Voice judge unleashed the lyric video for the song overnight, which she has dedicated to victims of the Orlando massacre. "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 wrote Thursday in a message posted 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."
Aguilera co-wrote the song with Fancy Hagood and Flo Reutter. On it, she sings, "Waiting for a change to set us free/ Waiting for the day when you can be you and I can be me/ Waiting for hope to come around/ Waiting for the day when hate is lost and love is found."
Aguilera's reps released a statement confirming that 100 percent of the proceeds from U.S. download sales of "Change" will be donated to the National Compassion Fund (until Sept. 14) to directly benefit the Orlando shooting victims and their families. Watch the clip below or download the song from iTunes.
Earnings from U.S. iTunes downloads for the next three months will be donated to the National Compassion Fund to directly benefit the Orlando shooting victims and their families. The label and publisher also will be donating proceeds.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.