Christina Aguilera released a new song entitled “Change,” which she was inspired to write after the recent tragedies that took place this past weekend in Orlando. It debuted as a surprise release at midnight on June 17, with the singer only hinting that a new track would be released earlier that day. The Voice judge dedicates “Change” to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, with proceeds from all sales donated to The National Compassion Fund. Read Christina’s official letter which she posted on her website below. Also, be sure to pick up your copy of “Change” on iTunes today and keep supporting the victims and their families.

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