Victoria Monét and Ariana Grande Release New Song in Response to Recent Violence

The two singers dedicate a moving song to the victims of police brutality.

Following last week’s tragic shootings, artists Victoria Monét and Ariana Grande released a song titled “Better Days,” in tribute to those who lost their lives.

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They both released a statement on Instagram introducing the single.

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“Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. It unifies us,” captioned Monét. “We believe we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light.’ #BlackLivesMatter.”

“Too many precious lives were taken from us this week, this month, this year,” states Grande. “Rest in peace #AltonSterling. Rest in peace #PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter. And the police that were peacefully guarding the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Dallas…. Rest in peace.”

I'm heartbroken by all of the recent tragedies the came as a result of hatred, racism and injustice. Im also sad at how numb some of us are to it, because it is far too common! This is not a video game or a movie you're witnessing on your screens!This is our unfortunate REALITY! When I think about how I feel, the word confused comes to mind...So today we just want to try and help in one of the ways we know how! “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.” #BlackLivesMatter To all of the lives taken pointlessly, we will not let you be forgotten. You have sparked change in this world with your angel wings. Rest In Peace. Stay strong and know that better days are coming… #BetterDays love, Victoria + Ariana @arianagrande

A video posted by Pocahontas 🌙 (@victoriamonet) on Jul 9, 2016 at 1:51pm PDT

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 ♩

A video posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 9, 2016 at 1:33pm PDT

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