Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet are hoping to see ‘Better Days’ in the light of this past week’s horrific violence in the United States. The women released a powerful new song condemning the hate. Click through to listen!
Ariana Grande, 23, and Victoria Monet, 23, released a powerful, inspirational song about the gun violence tearing America apart, on July 9. After the shooting deaths by police of black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the fatal shootings of police and peaceful protestors by a sniper in Dallas, Ariana and Victoria are calling for change. Click through to listen to “Better Days,” dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Take a listen to Ariana and Victoria’s song. The lyrics talk about recognizing the violence happening all around us in the United States, and how love, not hate, is the answer. “Baby there’s a war right outside our window. Don’t you hear people fighting for their lives?” they sing. “I’m praying for the people right outside our window, hoping they can find peace just like you and me.” Ariana explained the reason they dropped the song on 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…”
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