Scissor Sisters and MDNR have released a lyric video for their collaboration “Swerlk,” a fundraising single in honor of the 49 lives lost in the Pulse nightclub massacre.
The single was dropped days before the one-year anniversary on June 12 on both GLAAD and the Huffington Post on Friday.
The party dance anthem is a combination of the words twerk, twirl, werk, swerve and swirl. Proceeds from the song’s sales and royalties will be donated to the Contigo Fund which, “offers financial support to organizations working to heal, educate and empower LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants and people of color, as well as those working to end all forms of bigotry in Central Florida.”
The song is also the first single Scissor Sisters has dropped since the duo began their hiatus in 2012.
“While being somber was a completely valid reaction to what happened, I think the most important way for us to kind of fight back and keep the spirit alive was to actually dig deeper into the spirit of what that whole scene, that community is,” Scissor Sisters member Babydaddy told Huffington Post. “So, for us, that idea [consisted] of making something that hopefully people want to go out and play in the clubs and have fun with experience.”