Saying your final “see you later” to a loved one is never easy, even if you know the end is coming. Hak Black‘s “Eyes” deals with this situation in the best way he knows how: through music. As he prepared to let go of his mother during her stay in hospice, the singer/songwriter crafted a morbid, but sweet, take on death inching closer to a loved one. The production is simple, but the vocals and subject matter are what make this one stand out.
As we come close to the loss of a loved one, we can do many things to help us process it. Screaming at God can be one, but I’ve found it’s better for one’s soul to try and accept the inevitability of death and make your final moments together sweet and pleasant. That was one of the reasons my own mother’s death ate at me for so long (that we didn’t have the absolute best relationship at the time of her death, but were once incredibly close). Give your family and friends their roses and love while they’re still here to appreciate it, even if you will see them again later down the line. That’s the vibe I got from this one, and it’s a great vibe to have.
Check out the song above and support dope music in all its forms. And don’t say “goodbye” to loved ones, say “see you later.”