Christina Grimmie's Family Releases Touching New Song "Little Girl" for Mother's Day

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The song was written as a tribute to Grimmie's mother.

The family of Christina Grimmie has released a never-before-heard single from the late singer today, in honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday. "Little Girl" was initially written and recorded by Grimmie as a tribute to her mother, who was undergoing breast-cancer treatment at the time.

“Little Girl” has a poignant, intimate quality, seemingly recorded in demo form here, with its sparse, echoing arrangement. Lyrically, it’s made all the more tender after Grimmie’s tragic passing: “Little girl / I’m here to stay / Don’t run away.” And the single is helping out an excellent cause, with a portion of the proceeds from sales going to the Christina Grimmie Foundation, which helps families affected by the tragedy of gun violence.

Grimmie’s mother expressed her profound connection to the song in a statement to People. “I am proud to share this extremely personal song with other mothers and daughters as well as Christina’s fans, it is very special to me and carries a part of not only Christina but our unique bond," she said. "I miss her daily and I take comfort in knowing that this song might help other mothers and daughters through their fearful or tough times."

You can listen to “Little Girl” below and make a donation to the foundation here.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.