Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez Donating Proceeds From Gun Control Song To Victims Of Pulse Shooting
June 14, 2016 at 1:03 PM (PT)
SACRAMENTO-based indie alternative artist ZACK LOPEZ of the band MIDDLE CLASS RUT wrote a song with a powerful message about the ongoing gun violence crisis, "Bloodlines," whose chilling lyrics hit close to home in wake of the ORLANDO tragedy.
Hoping to continue to shed light on the issue and evoke a bit of humanity in society, LOPEZ has released a touching video for “Bloodlines” and will be donating proceeds from the song to the victims of the PULSE shooting via their GOFUNDME account.
Explained ZACK: “"I wrote ‘Bloodlines’ sometime around the end of 2014 and it is one of those songs that wrote itself. The first line sort of just came out as I was playing the chords, and from there I kept writing verse after verse until I ran out of rhymes and things to say. I guess it came from an overwhelming feeling of the world becoming desensitized to guns, violence and death in general. I didn't set out to write it, nothing triggered it, it just came out. As far as the video goes, we wanted to show something that didn't glorify any of those things…something that felt very real, but didn't distract you from the lyrics. With each violent attack that's happened since I wrote it, it's felt more and more relevant in a scary way."