Christina Aguilera Releases New Song in Honor of Orlando Shooting Victims

“I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place,” singer writes

Last Updated: June 17, 2016 @ 8:20 AM

Christina Aguilera has released a new song to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting.

“The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind,” the singer wrote on her website. “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 new song, titled “Change,” was written by Aguilera, Fancy Hagood and Flo Reutter, who also produced the track.

Aguilera added, “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. As Nelson Mandela once said, ‘No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.'”

All proceeds from each U.S. download of “Change” on iTunes from June 17 to September 14 will be donated to the National Compassion Fund, which provides people a way to donate directly to victims of a mass crime.

On Sunday, Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It is considered the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Listen to the song above.