If you were looking for the new single from Christina Grimmie today, you didn’t find it.
But there’s a good reason.
The late singer’s management team had announced that a new single, “Invisible,” would be released on Valentine’s Day.
That’s been pushed back to the traditional new music Friday because the single is now being released under the Republic Records banner.
“As an independent artist, Christina dreamed of a major record label distributing her music,” an announcement on Christina’s Facebook page reads.
“That dream has COME TRUE for our dear angel… Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, will be releasing Christina’s new music under Republic Records.
“Because of this HUGE opportunity, Invisible’s 2/14 release date will be moved up a few days to 2/17 for #NewMusicFriday — when record labels release new music.”
It’s just a shame the honor had to come after Christina’s death. From a musical standpoint, her 2016 EP, “Side A,” was certainly worthy of a major label release.
Christina, third-place finisher on Season 6 of The Voice, was killed by a crazed fan following a concert last summer.
“Invisible” will mark the first new music released since then, though videos for all the songs from “Side A” came out after her death in the form of “The Ballad of Jessica Blue.”