Christina Grimmie's vocals are featured on boyfriend Stephen Rezza's new track

Christina Grimmie's vocals are featured on boyfriend Stephen Rezza's new track Hard Mode... four years after The Voice star was killed

By Dan Heching For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:43 BST, 10 April 2020 | Updated: 19:43 BST, 10 April 2020

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The companion of fallen Voice star Christina Grimmie is continuing to pay tribute to her memory.

Stephen Rezza, boyfriend of The Voice season 6 star who was fatally shot in 2016, dropped his new song Hard Mode on Friday, which features vocals from his beloved Christina after he received approval from her family.  

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Rezza, 26, had a nickname for Grimmie – 'spoop' – which he used in the Instagram post announcing his new track, accompanied by a beautifully animated music video. 

Paying tribute: Stephen Rezza, boyfriend of fallen Voice star Christina Grimmie, dropped his new song Hard Mode on Friday which features vocals from his beloved Christina; seen in 2019

Paying tribute: Stephen Rezza, boyfriend of fallen Voice star Christina Grimmie, dropped his new song Hard Mode on Friday which features vocals from his beloved Christina; seen in 2019

Gone but never forgotten: Grimmie was killed at the age of 22 by a deranged fan outside of her Orlando concert in June of 2016; seen here in 2011

Gone but never forgotten: Grimmie was killed at the age of 22 by a deranged fan outside of her Orlando concert in June of 2016; seen here in 2011

'This is the first of many songs I’m putting out with spoop’s vocal. I hope you love it,' Stephen wrote in the caption, in part.

The song itself is an accounting of the difficult experiences Stephen has endured, which include Christina's tragic and untimely death nearly four years ago, as well as a scary and intense bout with brain cancer last year. 

The Hard Mode track begins with the lyrics, 'It's hard to say the girl I love is gone, the world doesn't deserve what she woulda sung' before he references the 'doctors in my brain, digging through my skull.'

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