The infamous New York real estate broker just dropped a debut single with a positive message. It gets better, a song dedicated to bullying, was co-written and performed by Eklund himself, and Jonas Saeed, aka KONO, a Swedish music producer who has written songs that have featured artists such as Jennifer Lopez. The video captioned “Yes, it’s me singing!” parades Eklund singing and dancing on the streets of New York City to a catchy tune and meaningful lyrics. Eklund has already demonstrated his love for dancing in the streets with clips posed on his social media accounts. Now, he is combining his unique moves with his previously undiscovered singing talents to communicate an important message about bullying.
Ultimately, the track purposes to raise funding for charity, 25 percent of its proceeds will go towards the It Gets Better project. This special project aims to communicate to bullied and other “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”
“I need to be authentically me,” he said. “I don’t want to pretend I’m some pop star, I’m not, I’m me — but I still want it to look good…It just makes me happy and it makes me energized. I love dancing, there’s just a kid in me who can’t get enough of it.” The lyrics of the song certainly mirror his enthusiasm and positive cause.
“Took me a while to hear / the voice inside of me / starting to whisper and could make a difference…It gets better / Raise your hands / Shine it up / It gets better / Go round the world / Sing it Out / Starting here / Starting now / It’s a new day baby, shine it out / It gets better better better / It gets better better better.”
Eklund’s goal for the song and music video is to become a No. 1 hit on iTunes. It would be an absolutely wonderful thing for people to get behind this cause. Not just to help Eklund reach his goals, but to show victims of bullying that it does get better!