Melissa Etheridge releases Pulse song to help gay community after club massacre

Singer Melissa Etheridge has paid tribute to the victims of last weekend's (12Jun16) nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida by writing a new song about the tragedy.


The gay star has released Pulse as a download in an effort to raise more funds for the LGBT community in Florida as it mourns the deaths of 49 people shot by a deranged gunman on Sunday morning.

Days after Nick Jonas and Lady GaGa took part in candlelight vigils across the country, Etheridge put pen to paper and wrote a new track, which features the line, "How can I hate them, when everybody's got a pulse?"

"I'm dealing with it the way I deal, which is, I wrote a song," Melissa told Rolling Stone. "I just sat here, and I just started writing a song... That's how I first started to cope because, as a singer-songwriter, I feel very... I've done this before. I feel called to speak; to do what musicians do.

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