The LGBTQIA community is collectively shedding tears and picking up the pieces following the weekend's (June 11) horrific events at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The world continues to be divided on the issues, but music remains as the tie that binds us all. Singer/songwriters Eli Lieb and Brandon Skeie come together with an utterly moving tribute, a haunting piano ballad called Pulse (which was written in one afternoon). The two also took to the streets in West Hollywood for a DIY-style music video, capturing the very essence and spirit of the community.

Pulse victims range in age from 19 to 50.

The song was written along with Hillary Bernstein and Mimoza Blinsson. "I wish I could reach them and strip away what separates. It's the same air we're breathing. The same tears run down our face," Lieb and Skeie profess on the second verse. "So, I don't have to leave where I stand, and I don't have to change who I am to count as a human."

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The chorus hits even harder. "Feel my pulse with your hand on my heart . You know it beats just as hard as yours. Feel my pulse." Download Pulse for free via SoundCloud.

The song also serves as a tribute to The Voice alum and YouTube star Christina Grimmie, who lost her life in a separate attack on Friday night (June 10). Following her concert at the Plaza Live Theatre, the singer was busy meeting and greeting fans -- when the gunman shot her and then himself. Grimmie was 22.

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A GofundMe has been opened to raise money for the Pulse victims; donations currently stand at over $3 million. You can donate here. Also, you can donate to help the Grimmie Family here.

Let's all stand together in this time of need.

 

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Where do you go when your debut single is absolute fire?! As they say, there's nowhere to go but up. That's YouTuber Brandon Skeie's problem with this first single So Bad, a fiery percussive-heavy, falsetto-doused and achingly smooth unraveling of emotion. Produced by Dibs and Chris Lyon, the song "was inspired by a previous love of mine," he shares of the song (below). "I had gone through a breakup. Every other day, I was battling the feeling of wanting this person so much, but knowing the relationship on my end wasn't working & would never work, no matter how much I wanted it too."

"Sometimes you have to let go of what you want because it's not what you need," he says. The vibrant track blends together a charming Nick Jonas groove with the sweetness of Nathan Sykes. And he's certainly not paying lip service to his cool musical instincts here.

Listen:

So Bad is now available for download on iTunes.

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