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Ariana Grande And Victoria Monet Release Better Days — A Response To Violence Across America Over The Last Week

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It's been a tough week across America.

With accusations of police brutality flying amid senseless deaths of citizens, and horrifying sniper attacks on the police themselves, things have gotten completely out of hand here in this country.

Well, now Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet have answered back.

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On Saturday, the two released a brand new song decrying all the violence and hate happening across America, and Better Days is leaving us with a powerful message and SO many emotions.

The song itself holds touchy lyrics and heartbroken emotion for all the lives lost:

"How we gonna stop the violence, stop the hurting, stop the hatred, stop the murders? We're all human, that's for certain. Come together, we deserve it."

And Grande herself spoke out about it on Instagram when she released a snippet of the song yesterday (below):

"During this challenging time, we have to remember that the only way we will progress is if the overruling force is#Love. "Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light." Too many precious lives were taken from us this week, this month, this year. Rest in peace #AltonSterling. Rest in peace#PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter. And the police that were peacefully guarding the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Dallas…. Rest in peace. #LorneAhrens, #MichaelKrol,#MichaelJSmith, #BrentThompson &#PatrickZamarripa."

Here's the teaser from Ariana's IG (below):

During this challenging time, we have to remember that the only way we will progress is if the overruling force is #Love. "Music is a universal language that all of us can feel regardless of color lines, gender, sexuality, age, race, religion…. it unifies us. We believe we can not fight hate with hate, only love. Just as we can not fight darkness with more darkness. Only Light." Too many precious lives were taken from us this week, this month, this year. Rest in peace #AltonSterling. Rest in peace #PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter. And the police that were peacefully guarding the #BlackLivesMatter rally in Dallas…. Rest in peace. #LorneAhrens, #MichaelKrol, #MichaelJSmith, #BrentThompson & #PatrickZamarripa. Stay strong and know that better days are coming… #BetterDays by Victoria + Ariana ..listen on @VictoriaMonet's soundcloud ♩A video posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 9, 2016 at 1:33pm PDT

Monet, too, shared a powerful message on her own Instagram account in conjunction with the song (below):

"I'm heartbroken by all of the recent tragedies the came as a result of hatred, racism and injustice. I'm also sad at how numb some of us are to it, because it is far too common! This is not a video game or a movie you're witnessing on your screens! This is our unfortunate REALITY! When I think about how I feel, the word confused comes to mind…So today we just want to try and help in one of the ways we know how!"

Well said.

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Here's the full song, if you'd like to listen to the powerful track (below):

So important for these times — and it's so great to see artists not hesitating to speak out about what's been happening in this country.

[Image via Apega/WENN.]

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