Christina Grimmie’s family has posthumously released a never-before-heard song from the late singer just in time for Mother’s Day.
“Little Girl” was written by Grimmie when she was just 12-years-old as a tribute to her mother, who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer at the time. A demo of the heartfelt song was later recorded but never released, until now.
“I am proud to share this extremely personal song with other mothers and daughters as well as Christina’s fans,” Grimmie’s mother, Tina, told People. “It is very special to me and carries a part of not only Christina but our unique bond.”
“I miss her daily and I take comfort in knowing that this song might help other mothers and daughters through their fearful or tough times.”
“The Voice” star tragically lost her life in June 2016 when she was shot by a deranged fan while signing autographs after her performance at The Plaza Live venue in Orlando. The gunman, later identified as Kevin James Loibl, turned the gun on himself after being tackled by Grimmie’s brother Marcus.
A portion of the proceeds from the new single will go to the Christina Grimmie Foundation, which aims to provide support to individuals and families suffering from the effects of gun violence or families facing breast cancer diagnosis.
Listen to “Little Girl” below.