The Scissor Sisters have returned with a brand new song to benefit the victims of last year’s Pulse Nightclub massacre.
“Swerlk” is a collaboration with US musician MNDR and answers the question, “What do you get when you twerk and you twirl and you werk and you swerve and you swirl?”
Proceeds from the song will go to local charity the Contigo Fund, which was started in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting. June 12 will be the one year anniversary of the tragedy.
Listeners can get a free download of the song by going to Swerlk.com and donating any amount of money to the Fund.
The band explained: “The community that brought Scissor Sisters and MNDR to life experienced an incredible loss that we can’t allow to be forgotten.
“‘Swerlk’ is our way to honor the people and culture that allowed us to escape and be ourselves.”
The track is the Scissor Sisters’ first new music in five years after they announced an “indefinite hiatus” in 2012.
Band member Babydaddy told Billboard: “[We’ve] all been busy on their own projects since taking a break from the album/touring cycle. Among other things, Jake [Shears] is currently performing in the U.S. to introduce his solo project, Ana [Matronic] is hosting a weekly disco show on Radio 2, and Del and BD have been making music as well.
“Despite all this, when MNDR approached us about ‘SWERLK,’ we all agreed that it was too important to refuse. ‘SWERLK’ has been a great way to dip our toes in the water again, so we’ll just have to see where it leads.”
Listen to “Swerlk” below: