Christina Grimmie’s Family Releases Posthumous Single, Announces New Foundation
After singer Christina Grimmie was tragically shot to death at the age of 22 after a performance in Orlando, Florida, the enormous outpouring of grief from fans and those who worked with her on The Voice led her family to release the songs she had recorded in anticipation of her EP, Side A. However, the singer was so prolific that the family has been able to put together an entire new album and, ahead of its release, have put out new single "Invisible."
In a recent interview on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Grimmie's brother Marcus spoke about how since 2015, her sister "[was] just grinding it out, writing songs, and has about 50 to 60 songs that are finished vocally, and she'd just been putting in hard work. It's unbelievable. No one that I have ever met has worked as hard as she has, and that's for sure. We're very excited to be doing this the way she wanted it done." He says that friends, family, and fans alike have been clamoring for the material and they as a family feel like the owe it to her to make sure all her music makes it out into the world.
"Invisible" is a great scream-sing-while-driving track. The laid-back beat combined with Grimmie's powerful voice creates a sultry mood against a pop-electronica beat. The family is hoping to use proceeds from the single to create a memorial fund in the singer's name, though they're not yet sure what they want the foundation to focus on. Marcus mentions that she was particularly passionate about breast cancer awareness, animal safety, and anti-bullying, so it's likely the foundation may focus on one or several of these issues.
Although it's not clear yet when the posthumous album will be available, you can check a preview of "Invisible" below.