Ben Zaidi is a 24-year-old poet and electronic producer, raised in Seattle and now living in New York City after studying music and creative writing at Harvard. With an album and an EP already under him, the rising artist starts the year with Irene.

Over the last two decades or so, our neighbours down South have endured more gun related tragedies than we can keep track of. It was these tragedies that would go on to inspire Zaidi to write Irene. With soulful melodies and his warm vocals, Irene is a heartfelt and devastating song, but even more so after reading the full story behind it. Listen to Irene below and visit Zaidi’s Instagram to get more insight.

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