New Single: Christina Aguilera – ‘Change’
Around the time that The Voice season finale, Christina Aguilera teased that we would hear new music from before the year was up. We were expecting something more towards the fall, but instead Christina had plans of her own. In light of the recent tragedy at Pulse in Orland, the ‘Lotus’ songstress surprise releases her brand new single ‘Change’ to honor the victims who perished in the deadly attack at the gay nightclub less than one week ago.
What a return that speaks volumes. Not only does this church-like hymn act as the perfect “comeback song” for The Voice coach, it couldn’t play a more pivotal role in society right now. Christina has been amongst the few very vocal pop stars who immediately rushed to support the LGBTQ community since Saturday’s events and is one of the only pop stars to lend their art, talent, and platform to provide some healing for the entire community.
Upon the release of ‘Change’, Christina had this to say about the ballad.
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.
From now until September, all proceeds for every digital download of ‘Change’ will be donated to the National Compassion Fund, to benefit the victims and families affected by the Pulse shooting in Orlando. For more information on how you can get involved, visit Christina’s website.