Lady Gaga on song about Trayvon Martin: 'How can I not say something?'

Story highlights

  • Lady Gaga says in a new interview that her song "Angel Down" is a response to the death of Trayvon Martin
  • "This is something I care about,"she said

(CNN)Lady Gaga is opening up about what could become one of the most talked about songs on her forthcoming new album, "Joanne."

In an interview with Beats 1, the singer spoke about penning "Angel Down," a song about 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, whose shooting death in 2012 launched the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Grammy Award-winning performer said she wrote the track in response to "the epidemic of young African-Americans being murdered in this country."
    "I was overwhelmed by the fact that people just stood around and didn't do anything about it, and that the justice system continues to, over and over again, not seek justice for these families," she told host Zane Lowe.