Christina Aguilera Calls For "Change" With New Song For Orlando

Christina Aguilera Calls For "Change" With New Song For Orlando

All proceeds from the emotional ballad will go toward victims of the Orlando Massacre

All proceeds from the emotional ballad will go toward victims of the Orlando Massacre

Text: William Defebaugh

Christina Aguilera has just released a new song "Change," dedicated to the victims of this week's shooting in Orlando. An empowerment anthem that calls for an end to the rampant violence against the LGBT community (and other disenfranchised minorities), all sales from the download of the song on iTunes between now and September 14 will go to the National Compassion Fund, which raises money for the Pulse victims and their loved ones.

The song, which Aguilera co-wrote with Fancy Hagood and Flo Reutter, was released with an accompanying lyric video that highlights the track's clear message: "Stand tall, be proud and lift your voices/ Let 'em know who we are and our choices/ And one day we won't have to sing this chorus." Click here to purchase "Change," and read on to watch the lyric video and message from Aguilera, posted to her personal website.

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. 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.

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.

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."

We all have the choice to spread love, encourage individuality and make a difference to others – we are all in this together, as one, united in love.

Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers.

xo Xtina

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