Sharon Van Etten releases song for Orlando shooting victims

Proceeds from the song's sale will benefit the Everytown for Gun Safety support fund.


Christine Friar


Published Aug 23, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:02 am CDT

Summer ’16 brought many tributes to the victims of June’s shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

First there was Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s “Love Make the World Go Round.” Then there was the “We Are the World”-style “Hands” from Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and many more artists. Now indie artist Sharon Van Etten has released a new single, “Not Myself,” to benefit the Everytown for Gun Safety support fund

Proceeds from the song’s sale will go toward Everytown’s gun education work and research on gun violence. Buyers have the option of paying $1 for the track, or electing to pay more if they so choose. It can be streamed via Spotify below.

Van Etten said she chose the charity because it supports “research and awareness work.” 

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.

“Not Myself” is available for purchase via Bandcamp.

H/T Vulture

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*First Published: Aug 23, 2016, 4:26 pm CDT