Scissor Sisters Get Back Together For New Single ‘SWERLK’
Pop group Scissor Sisters have reunited to release a new song to benefit survivors of the Orlando Pulse massacre, one year on. In collaboration with singer-songwriter MNDR, “SWERLK” is about “celebrating life and differences”, with all proceeds of the single’s sales going to the Contigo Fund.
The band have been on hiatus since 2012, but have reunited to pay tribute and funds to the survivors of the Pulse attack.
“We are glad to support such a great cause,” singer Jake Shears said in a statement. “Through music hopefully we can help to bring people together and provide support for the LGBT Latinx community in Orlando.”
The Pulse attack in Orlando took place on June 12 last year, so their single arrives just before the anniversary.
“The community that brought Scissor Sisters and MNDR to life experienced an incredible loss that we can’t allow to be forgotten,” added guitarist BabyDaddy. “SWERLK is our way to honour the people and culture that allowed us to escape and be ourselves.”
What exactly does SWERLK mean? “SWERLK is about celebrating life, dancing, individuality, differences, fierceness, and sometimes SWERLK is even a shoulder to cry on,” explained MDNR. “The SWERLK is not only a dance floor anthem, but it is a way of life, a mindset, and a show of solidarity.
“The SWERLK doesn’t stop SWERLKING even in the midst of senseless violence. To SWERLK is to live to the fullest. So keep on SWERLKING and stay SWERLKY! SWERLK!”
Listen to “SWERLK” below: