“When you cry, I cry with you. And when you hurt, I feel it too.”
That’s the message pop-rock group We the Kings wants to send to those in the LGBTQ community with their latest track “Ally,” which the group released June 16 in light of Pride Month. Spreading a message of love is especially important for the We the Kings guys, as they’re from Bradenton, Florida, not too far from Orlando, where tragedy struck Pulse nightclub last year — making the song even more meaningful to them.
“This song was written with hope for Human Rights and EQUALITY for the world we live in and all the worlds after,” WTK’s lead singer Travis Clark says in a statement. “We’ve decided to release it today specifically in support of Gay Pride month and dedicate it to all those who were affected by the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub just a few miles away from my home in Orlando, FL. I hope this song can help everyone in need of a friend and an ally. We love you all and appreciate all the love and support you’ve shown us over the years, it’s time to give that same love and support to every soul on this earth.”
We the Kings shared a stripped-down acoustic video of the song Monday (June 19), a version that conveys the intense emotion in the track even more. Take a look at the video and listen to the original track below: