“On March 19, 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot and killed during a dispute over a bottle of orange juice.
She was fifteen.
Her killer received no prison time”
That was the premise that inspired this tune, which may be placed in the category of folk/alternative music for its sound, but is so much more than that.
I was really impressed by how the progression of the song (by intensity) matches the lyrics that give way to a very poetic, almost musical-like experience. Not to mention the vocal harmonies and writing (lyrics) are just heartbreakingly beautiful.
“Now two kinds of light
From fires and fixtures
They fill the sky -
It was never so bright
When I was young, I was too young to die”
The album itself is also based on a very beautiful concept - it is a collection of ten songs named after ten street addresses in Gabriel Kahane’s birthplace.
You can learn more about Gabriel Kahane here:
About The Curator - Oliver Cheung
Oliver Cheung is a musician based in Hong Kong. Although he has recently released his debut instrumental progressive rock EP (titled Remembrance), it is only a part of what he wanted to create, as he pursue his passion in music and art with the question, “what else is out there?”