R&B star R. Kelly has released a song he wrote in tribute to the victims of last month's Newtown, Conn., massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The artist has promised to donate all of the proceeds to the families affected by the mass shooting.
The song was posted to YouTube on Thursday, and is entitled “I Know You Are Hurting.” It features a gospel chorus of children with R. Kelly’s support vocals in the background. The song has an uplifting sort of gospel sound.
Among the lyrics are:
I know you’re hurting
I hear you crying, but come tomorrow, there’s a place you can go
Find the blue skies
Hear the choir sing
Feel the power of a miracle
The song is available from a number of retailers, including both Amazon.com and iTunes.
The release of a song for the Newtown victims is similar to something that occurred last year. After the horrific shootings at a midnight premiere showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," TDKR composer Hans Zimmer wrote a song in tribute to those victims. He donated all of the proceeds from that song, just as R. Kelly promises to do.
On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza killed his mother, then took some of her guns and went to Sandy Hook Elementary School. There, he killed 20 young children and six adults with an assault rifle, before turning a handgun on himself and committing suicide.