Stunning singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has written a song for the victims of the tragic Orlando night club shooting. Titled “Not Myself” proceeds from the track will go to Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Read some touching words from Sharon Van Etten about the track below…
I was home with my parents in New Jersey when I heard of the shooting at the nightclub in Florida. Hate, violence, and intolerance has always upset me, but I haven’t been this overwhelmed with sadness and disbelief in a long time. The victims were only trying to be themselves and be comfortable and safe in their surroundings. That safety was violated out of fear and with a gun.
I originally wanted to raise money for the victims and their families, but I knew the issue was bigger than this. I wrote “Not Myself” for the victims of this horrific event, but I chose to support the research and awareness work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund: a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.
In the memory of those trying to be safe and be themselves, I hope we can all come together to help prevent another massacre like this and end gun violence.
Sharon Van Etten
Listen to “Not Myself” above and purchase it here.
Sharon Van Etten is also playing Toronto’s The Drake Hotel September 17th but it’s already (unsurprisingly) super sold out. Someone get us a ticket?