New Song: R. Kelly, ‘I Know You Are Hurting (Tribute To Newtown, Ct. Kids)’

Listen to R. Kelly’s moving tribute, dedicated to the Newtown, Conn., victims.

In the weeks following the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, Conn., celebs have come out of the woodwork to show their support for those affected. We’ve seen Demi Lovato honor the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims with her moving rendition of Alabama’s “Angels Among Us,” we’ve heard Mike Posner’s acoustic ballad written in tribute to the victims, watched “The Voice” judges perform a poignant version of “Hallelujah,” and “The X Factor” cast perform “You Are Not Alone.” Now R. Kelly is stepping forward with a Sandy Hook Elementary tribute of his own, titled “I Know You Are Hurting (Tribute To The Newtown, Ct. Kids).”

Listen to R. Kelly’s “‘I Know You Are Hurting (Tribute To The Newton, Ct. Kids)” after the jump.

Although this is technically an “R. Kelly” song, Kellz doesn’t do much singing. He’s instead enlisted the help of a children’s choir to carry the bulk of his gospel-tinged dedication: “I know you’re hurting/ I hear you crying, but come tomorrow, there’s a place you can go/ Find the blue skies/ Hear the choir sing/ Feel the power of a miracle.” Quite a beautiful tribute, especially in the wake of such tragedy.

+ Listen to R. Kelly’s “‘I Know You Are Hurting (Tribute To The Newton, Ct. Kids).”

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