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Better Days By: Scott Spickard

In the midst of a global pandemic and a country enraged by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others, people are longing for better days. Better days could mean going to the grocery without wearing a mask, policy changes to combat racism, not living in fear of getting sick, the end of police brutality, or a myriad of other options.

Regardless of what one considers to be better days, pop band OneRepublic created and released a song called “Better Days” on March 25th. The band wrote the song in response to the spread of COVID-19. Part of the stream’s proceeds are going to the MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund through September. The fund has raised almost $14 million so far, which will support music industry professionals impacted by the pandemic.

Lead singer Ryan Tedder said the song is a result of writing a track during a crisis. He hopes the song will bring optimism despite these difficult times.

WASU has had “Better Days” on air since April.

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