Miley Cyrus backs song created by Parkland students

'Shine' was written by two students following the mass shooting last month

Miley Cyrus has given an encouraging shout out to ‘Shine’ – a song written by two students of Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Last month, a terrible mass shooting at the school left 17 dead. Two surviving students wrote the song to help their healing process.

Andrea Peña, one of the songwriters, told MTV that working on music is “a sense of relief.” Peña, along with her friend Sawyer Garrity, composed the song “Shine” in honor of the victims.


Sharing the song on Twitter, Cyrus wrote, “Please support the powerful message of change, unity and healing from student survivors of the #StonemanDouglas shooting. Listen to their song & be a part of the movement to help end gun violence!” See the tweet and listen to the song below.

Earlier this week, high school students and staff commemorated the attack with a walkout protest – one month after the shooting took place. Organisers are accusing Congress of failing to tackle gun violence.

Miley Cyrus was among those voicing their support of the walk-out, with Liam Gallagher, Katy Perry and Garbage also showing their support.

Gallagher said that “enough is enough”, while Garbage have warned Trump against arming teachers with weapons.


The likes of Paramore, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Kate Nash and Best Coast were also showing their support on Twitter.

Last month, Noah Cyrus hailed Emma González – Florida school shooting survivor and gun control advocate – an “inspiration”.

“A huge inspiration to me right now is Emma Gonzalez,” she told NME. “I am so moved and inspired by her and she is somebody that I really look up to. She’s so poised, smart and passionate. Somebody like her is going to change the world.”

Meanwhile, Mark Kozelek responded to the shooting with the release of a 15-minute track titled ‘Day in America’.