Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét Share “Better Days” in Support of Black Lives Matter

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Georgia-born R&B singer Victoria Monét teamed up with Ariana Grande to pen a soothing response to the recent violence and tragedies plaguing the United States and abroad titled "Better Days." The artists make a plea for light and love over the honeyed R&B jam, decrying the "hatred, racism and injustice" that led to last week's tragedies in their accompanying message posted to SoundCloud.

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"During this challenging time, we have to remember that the only way we will progress is if the overruling force is #Love," Grande wrote in sharing the song on Instagram.

"Better Days" features a slow tempo, smooth vocals and optimistic, transformative lyrics: 

Baby, there's a war right outside our window/ Don't you hear people fighting for their lives? 

I can hear sirens right outside our window/ And I can hear the children cry while their mothers cry/ I'm praying for the people right outside our window/ Hoping they find peace at night, just like you and me.

The new single joins a wave of new music and collaborations, from Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Miguel and Jay Z, offering condolences, prayers and support in the aftermath of continued violence.

Listen to "Better Days" in full below. 

Read more: 
• Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda Drop Orlando Tribute "Love Make the World Go Round"
• Miguel Asks in New Song "How Many" More Black Lives Must Be Lost Until We See Change
• Beyoncé Paused a Show to Sing "Freedom" A Cappella Dedicated to Police Brutality Victims

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