Scissor Sisters and MNDR, along with the rest of the world, were deeply affected by the PULSE nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.
It wasn’t just an attack on the LGBTQ community, but on one of its sacred spaces: the dance floor. On the one-year anniversary of the shooting, the two artists are teaming up not just to ensure violence against the gay community is still part of the national dialog, but to take back the dance floor.
SWERLK celebrates individuality, diversity, freedom, and fierceness. Scissor Sisters and MNDR are donating 100% of record sales and encouraging donations to the Contigo Fund, which emerged from the Pulse tragedy and offers financial support to organizations working to heal, educate and empower LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants and people of color, as well as those working to end all forms of bigotry in Central Florida.
Can you believe it? We’ve raised nearly $50,000 for the Contigo Fund since SWERLK debuted in June 2017! Thank you so much for SWERLKING with us. And if you haven’t yet or want to continue supporting us, it’s simple: just stream or purchase the song (the original or the remixes) on any platform. The money goes to the fabulous Contigo Fund to help those affected by the Pulse night club shooting.
Keep posting videos and spreading the SWERLK gospel. Thank you!
released June 8, 2017
(A. Warner, S. Hoffman, P. Keusch, J. Sellards, A. Lynch, D. Gruen)
VOCALS - Ana Matronic, Jake Shears, MNDR, Babydaddy
ELECTRIC GUITAR - Del Marquis
INTRO SKIT VOCALS - Caryn Ganz, Peter Wade
PRODUCER & ENGINEER - Peter Wade
MIXING ENGINEER - Chris Tabron at Rumours, NYC
MIXING ASSISTANT - Peter Geiser
MASTERING - Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace
ADDITIONAL DIGITAL EDITING - Andrew Miller
SWERLK LOGO & GRAPHIC DESIGN - Mike Reddy
WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT - First Child
PR (US) - Gina Schulman at Press Here
PR (UK) - Sundraj Sreenivasan at Supersonic PR
SWERLK THE LYRIC VIDEO
LYRIC VIDEO - ride or cry
ADDITIONAL ANIMATION - somehoodlum
HOW TO SWERLK VIDEO
DIRECTORS - Kevin Tachman and Drew Levin
CINEMATOGRAPHY - Drew Levin
CHOREOGRAPHY - Brad Landers
THE SWERLK DANCERS - Brad Landers, Jackie Carlson and Evan Montgomery
HAIR & MAKEUP - Rebecca Faye
EDITOR - Nick Noyes
VO - MNDR