Sharon Van Etten has done something really amazing lately. Not that she doesn’t do amazing things all the time, but this is extra special as she has released a new single called ‘Not Myself’, and it is in memory of the victims of Orland – which you can purchase below – and also to support the works of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.
Read Van Etten’s statement below and visit Bandcamp for an exclusive conversation about the song.
“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”
‘Not Myself’ by Sharon Van Etton is out Now on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music – Get it here: sharonvanetten.bandcamp.com/track/not-myself, or by clicking the ‘Buy’ link in the embedded file above.