The late singer wrote the song at the age of 12 as a tribute for her mom, who had been battling breast cancer at the time.
Relatives of Christina Grimmie have shared a touching song online to mark America’s Mother’s Day holiday this weekend, May 13. The musician, a former contestant on “The Voice“, was shot and killed in a targeted attack that followed a performance in Orlando, Florida on 10 June, 2016.
Her grieving loved ones previously released the posthumous single “Invisible” in February 2017 to establish a memorial fund in Christina’s name, and a day before the first anniversary of her death, they unveiled her album, “All Is Vanity”.
Now family matriarch Tina has unveiled another previously-unreleased track, titled “Little Girl”, which Christina had written at the age of 12 as a tribute for her mom, who had been battling breast cancer at the time. “I am proud to share this extremely personal song with other mothers and daughters as well as Christina’s fans,” Tina tells PEOPLE of Friday’s, May 11 release.
“It is very special to me and carries a part of not only Christina but our unique bond. I miss her daily and I take comfort in knowing that this song might help other mothers and daughters through their fearful or tough times,” she added.
A portion of proceeds from the song’s sales will benefit the Christina Grimmie Foundation, which aims to provide support to those affected by gun violence or breast cancer struggles.