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After taking some time to "educate" himself amid ongoing protests in the wake of George Floyd's death, tropical house pioneer Kygo took to social media to align with the Black Lives Matter movement and announce a significant donation. 

Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated third studio album Golden Hour, Kygo posted a statement on Instagram, sharing the thoughts and ruminations that led to his donation to Black Lives Matter.

"I’ve never experienced racism myself so I haven’t really been sure what to say, but I’ve understood that saying nothing definitely won’t help," Kygo wrote. "Hearing and reading the stories the last couple of days from people that have experienced racism has really helped me get a better understanding of how big of a problem it still is today."

"This problem goes back hundreds of years and even though I unfortunately doubt that it’s gonna disappear in the near future, I really hope and believe that the movement going on in the world right now is gonna make a change," he continued. "To everyone who has experienced racism, please keep telling your stories."

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You can read Kygo's full statement below.

FOLLOW KYGO:

Facebook: facebook.com/kygoofficial
Instagram: instagram.com/kygomusic
Twitter: twitter.com/KygoMusic

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