The aptly named Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando is a benefit compilation released today by 49 of our favorite artists on Bandcamp. Proceeds of the compilation will support victims of the devastating Pulse shooting through the OneOrlando fund. Donate for a copy of the compilation here, and read the collective statement from the participating musicians below.
“This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBTQ community the best way we knew how; through music.
The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe.
All proceeds from this compilation will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse shooting as part of the OneOrlando Fund (www.oneorlando.org) as a symbol of solidarity as our city rebuilds.
The price of this album is whatever amount you would like to donate to this cause.”
Artists include Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Allison Weiss, Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Bad Religion, Somos, Anthony Green, You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., Pity Sex, Pinegrove, the Menzingers, Citizen, Thin Lips, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, Turnover, Anti Flag, Tigers Jaw, Basement and more.
The album art was created by Joshua Hurtado, and the bands thanked Ben Russin, Thomas Chiari and Jessica Flynn for help with the project.
Our scene has rallied in support of Pulse victims throughout this week. AP, Panic! At The Disco, PVRIS, Beartooth and To Write Love On Her Arms all have released limited edition T-shirts benefiting the Pulse Victim Fund, Panic! At The Disco set up a OneBlood blood drive before their show last Tuesday in Miami and Orlando-based You Blew It! immediately released an EP benefiting Center Orlando, an LGBT center providing counseling in the wake of the shooting.