With all the horrific events that have happened recently around the country, artists around the world are responding in the best way that they know how: by making music.
From Broadway’s biggest stars recording a version of “What the World Needs Now is Love” to Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s joint single “Love Make the World Go Round,” emotions are flying as new music keeps coming out to benefit the victims of gun violence around the country.
Most recently, Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet have released a song titled “Better Days” in order to help people find love regardless of all the hate around, according to Hello Giggles. The pair announced the song just a week after the sniper attack in Dallas via Instagram.
During this challenging time, we have to remember that the only way we will progress is if the overruling force is #Love. “Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light.” Too many precious lives were taken from us this week, this month, this year. Rest in peace #AltonSterling. Rest in peace #PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter. And the police that were peacefully guarding the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Dallas…. Rest in peace. #LorneAhrens, #MichaelKrol, #MichaelJSmith, #BrentThompson & #PatrickZamarripa. Stay strong and know that better days are coming… #BetterDays by Victoria + Ariana ..listen on @VictoriaMonet's soundcloud ♩
As Grande said, we can only hope that there are better days to come. You can listen to the song on full on Victoria Monet’s Soundcloud here.