Gabrielle Ross was planning on keeping her pop anthem “Love Is Love” (BeYOUtiful Music) a secret until she released her new EP later this year.
But after the mass murders at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the Bellmore native felt she needed to share the laid-back, Mariah Carey-influenced ode to equality with the world.
“Given all of the crisis going on in this crazy world we live in, we all certainly need hope and strength now more than ever,” Ross said in a statement. “Music is one of the only things we all have in common. It’s the universal language that gets us through the most devastating times in life. Always, but especially now, we all must stick together and support one another. Embrace each other’s differences because that is what makes life #beYOUtiful. How boring would it be if we were all the same? Great minds DON’T think alike.”
Ross says she hopes the single “promotes unity, hope, equality, and diversity.”
“I hope that it brings a smile to your face and comfort to your heart as it has mine,” she says. “My love, thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences go out to all those affected by the Orlando attack.”
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