SWERLK: Scissor Sisters And MNDR Release Charity Dance Single In Advance Of Pulse Anniversary [VIDEO]

Via press release from GLAAD:

Today MNDR and Scissor Sisters release a charity single called “SWERLK.”  Proceeds from the single will go to Contigo Fund, which emerged from the Pulse mass shooting 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 – PRESS HERE to donate any amount and receive a free download of “SWERLK.” The single is released during LGBTQ Pride Month and days before June 12, the one year mark of the Pulse shooting.

“Contigo Fund is committed to honoring the lives of those who were taken from us at Pulse -nearly all of which were both LGBTQ and Latinx – by making sure their identities, lived experiences, families, and communities are never forgotten,” says Program Director Marco Antonio Quiroga. “Through our grantmaking which is fueling recovery efforts and as one community working together, we are creating a sanctuary where all are safe, welcomed and affirmed. Contigo Fund is proud to stand strong with Pulse-affected communities in Orlando in their long journey of healing and empowerment. Support for this work continues to be critical.”

  • Attezz

    Is this song heaven?

    • JCF

      It’s Iowa. [No not really, it’s Orlando.]

  • G Thomas

    This is so fun and silly and fabulous. I miss Scissor Sisters!

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      I know. Now I’m going through their other music. I didn’t want to say older.

  • KCMC

    Jeesh. One year. Still feels like open wound. Great music.

    • Butch

      The idea that it’s been a year stunned me. I guess I always thought life would get less scary as I got older, and it’s turned out the opposite is true.

  • The_Wretched

    Even with the Trump time dilation effect, Orlando feels like last week.

  • Rex

    You twerk and you twirl and you werk and you swerve and you swirl.
    OK, but only until the painkillers wear off.

    • KCMC

      IKR? And call my chiropractor.

    • JDS

      Or break a hip.

      • Andy

        You twerk and you twirl and you werk and you swerve and you swirl.
        OK, but only until the painkillers wear off>>>>>>>> http://diggurl.com/v9

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          • JDS

            Yes.

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  • JT

    Celebrate the end of the worst year.

  • bkmn

    Thank you Jake, Scissor Sisters & friends

  • RaygunsGoZap

    This is just obnoxious garbage sounds.

  • DanimalChgo

    Yeah, nice motivation, but I’m not liking the song. The title alone – “swerlk”? Trying way too hard. And within the first few seconds I realized I am over “work it” and any variations thereof. Time to move on, gay culture.

  • Robert Anthony

    This song is very “fetch”.
    #stoptryingtomakeswerlkhappen

    • leo77

      Good cause hope it’s successful. I have to admit SWERLK threw me at first because it’s such an awkward pile up of consonants, a strange nemonic, but after having searched the internet a bit I realize they’re owning it and rolling it out across social media, it’s a twitter hashtag, Facebook page, GLAAD and the record label have built a web presences around it. There’s already been some good PR outreach around SWERLK. It appears to be something MNDR was hash tagging and building a presence for back in 2016—so they’ve been doing the ground work to make it a “thing”.

      From a marketing perspective the song exists to drive home the word and it does do that pretty darn well—whether it’s great music or not is kinda tertiary.

      It would be great if they could partner with a text messaging vendor, cell provider, text S-W-E-R-L-K and donate 2 bucks to the cause.

      • Robert Anthony

        For the cause they’ve embraced I wish them all the success in the world. (swerld?)

  • Jmdintpa

    all i got was a thrown out hip

  • seant426

    Sounds like Robin S. “Show Me Love.”

  • Lazycrockett

    If you cut out the “Lets have a kiki” wannabe bits the song itself is pretty damn fine.

  • Acronym Jim

    What do you get when you twerk and you twirl and you werk and you swerve and you swirl?

    Motion sickness?

    swerlk

    I adore the Scissor Sisters, but I think this concept needs a bit more werk.

    Edit: It’s still a catchy tune and for a great cause.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Hate to say it about a charity single, but…..no.

  • abraxas_bear

    Deliciously cheesy and fun—definitely grows on you! We need a new ALBUM from the Scissor Sisters, though!

  • Grumpy Old Man