Before You Exit, the band that was on tour with Christina Grimmie when she was killed following an Orlando concert in June, released a heartfelt tribute song, “Clouds,” written for the 22-year-old Voice star.
The band, which is made up of brothers Connor, Riley, and Toby McDonough, announced the song on Dec. 12 and released it Wednesday, with an accompanying video featuring a heart-shaped cloud and a statement that reads, “In loving memory of our dear friend Christina Grimmie, who will always be in our hearts and whose legacy will live on forever.”
The band tweeted out an additional statement that reads, “We love and miss you every day. Your legacy will never be forgotten.”
The lyrics of the piano-driven ballad reflect on the night of her death, and wonder if she’s alright, “laughing, smiling, looking down, saying, ‘One day we’ll meet in the clouds.'” They also refer to her as “just like a sister.”
Grimmie was shot and killed during an autograph signing session with fans following a concert in Orlando. She rose to fame as a member of Team Adam on The Voice in 2014. Before You Exit will donate a portion of the proceeds from the song to the Grimmie family.