British site Bitola Clark She expressed her displeasure and disappointment after her song.downtown“Can be heard playing from the suspect Nashville A detonator car filled with explosives moments before Friday’s tragic accident.
“I was told that the music was in the background of that strange ad – I was – singing” Downtown! “Among the thousands of songs – why is this song?”
In surveillance videos depicting the moment of bombing, Clark’s music number is played under an evacuation warning. The singer, whose number appears to have recorded the crime of the suspected attacker, also expressed “shock and disbelief” at the blast in the city center of Makkah Music. She also said that many listeners found the joy and comfort they desperately need in her song, but noted that “you can read something else in these words – depending on your state of mind.”
The singer concluded her statement by offering condolences and sympathy to the residents of Nashville and those rocked by the event.
She wrote: “I’d like to hold my arms around Nashville – embrace you all – and wish you love, happy and healthy New Years – and as we sometimes say in the UK, hold your POV!”
Written by Tony Hatch, Clark’s “Downtown” appeared in 1964 and ascended to the Billboard Hot 100 and charted singles in the UK.
See her full statement below.