It’s hard to believe, but a year after the horrifying mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in October of 2017, we’re still turning on the TV to regular reports of more of the same. For all the talk, virtually nothing has been done, legislatively, to address the issue.
LA singer-songwriter MILCK remembers the despondency she experienced upon hearing the news. But she also took the opportunity to create something positive out of all the horror, a new single titled “A Little Peace,” which was released today – just five days after another gunman murdered 12 innocent people in Thousand Oaks, California.
She recalls of last October, “I was home alone the night I heard about the Vegas shootings. The only things that kept me from spiraling into fear and despair were my fans, and my music. I remember turning on my Instagram Livestream to play a spontaneous concert to find a way of not being alone. As I was playing the concert I came up with the chorus of ‘A Little Peace.'”
The song, with its gospel vibes and hopeful refrain of “All I need is a little peace,” is also part of the YouTube #creatorsforchange series, which brings together “positive voices who are tackling social issues and promoting awareness, tolerance and empathy.”
“When YouTube told me about the #creatorsforchange program,” she explains, “I knew my song would have the right home. They understood my vision of bringing strangers together to create literal and figurative harmony. My director and I assisted through hundreds of testimonials of singers from all over the world, and we found seven voices to join me in the studio. Each person brought such uniqueness and beauty to the project – we are all forever connected thru this song, and I am so grateful.”
MILCK, who has also been an activist for LGBTQ and women’s rights, released her debut EP This is Not the End earlier this year. She will be performing at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles tomorrow evening, November 13, and at the Google HQ in D.C. this Thursday.