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Just hours after the horrific attack in Las Vegas, Maren Morris has shared a painfully timely track called "Dear Hate."
The singer, who performed over the weekend at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Vegas, said Monday evening she wrote the song three years ago with Tom Douglas and David Hodges and then recorded it last year with Vince Gill, who contributed vocals.
"I never knew when would be the right time [to release it]," she wrote on social media. "But I realized today there's never a right time. Hate is everywhere, and I'm sick of not doing enough. In the darkest tunnel, there is still love [and] music."
In the emotional track, Morris sings, "Dear hate / I saw you on the news today / Like a shock it takes my breath away / You fall like rain / Cover us in drops of pain." But she then proclaims, "You whisper down through history and echo through these halls / But hate to tell you, Love's gonna conquer all."
Morris' latest record Hero was among Variance's 50 Best Albums of 2016 and she's currently on tour in support of the album. She is donating all proceeds from "Dear Hate" to the Music City Cares Fund, which has been set up to directly benefit victims of Sunday's attack.
As of this writing, authorities have confirmed 58 people died and another 527 were injured at the Route 91 Harvest festival when a gunman opened fire on attendees from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Hear "Dear Hate" above.
Played Route 91 in Vegas the night before last. We were all singing. I'm in shock over this. Heartbroken for all those lives taken too soon.— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) October 2, 2017