No, that’s not a typo. It is, however, the latest musical collaboration from MNDR and Scissor Sisters, released Friday by GLAAD and the Huffington Post.
The brainchild of two LGBT-friendly music powerhouses, “SWERLK” is a track that aims to foster unity and honor the 49 lives lost in last year’s Pulse Nightclub shooting. The title is a clever fusion of popular ways to shimmy in the club; it’s what you get when you combine twerk, twirl, werk, swirl, and swerve.
“MNDR and I were talking about how we wouldn’t exist without the culture around the clubs and the bars and the kind of escapes they provided and complete support system for what we were both doing when we started our projects,” Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters told HuffPost. “So it was this sort of, We’re not just supportive but also in debt to this culture.”
The track is an EDM anthem for the ages, packing dance-worthy beats and catchy lyrics into an infectious 5-minute jam. You’ll definitely want it on your Summer 2017 playlist.
All of the proceeds from “SWERLK” will be donated to the Contigo Fund, an organization formed in the wake of of the Pulse massacre to support LGBT and Latinx communities in the Central Florida area.
Listen to “SWERLK” on Spotify.