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Sharon Van Etten releases new single in memory of victims of Orlando nightclub attack

23 August 2016, 16:32 | Written by Laurence Day

Sharon Van Etten has released "Not Myself", a brand new single in memory of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

All proceeds are being donated to the Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund.

49 people were killed and 53 people wounded back in June when a gunman attacked the gay nightclub in Orlando.

Van Etten has written a statement alongside the song's release:

"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" below. Buy it now.

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