“Brother” by Aurin, off their forthcoming record Serotonin, out September 13, is all about dealing with the emotions that come along when a loved one takes their own life.

A suicide is like a pebble in a pond. The waves ripple outward.

When someone chooses to end their own life, the people closest to the person are impacted the most, but the devastation tends to ripple out and can affect a whole community. Aurin detail a powerful, first-person account of suicide in this sog.

The raw, emotional track was written by guitarist Andrew Wayne, whose brother took his own life in 2012.

“It took me over five years to muster up the courage and actually write about it” says Wayne. “The video is a dedication to him and the city that he loved (NYC), where he lived and died. He was a prodigal artist with an uncanny ability to portray beauty. We decided to feature his artwork, not just for the Serotonin album cover, but throughout the rest of the album as well. This song is dedicated to him. It is dedicated not only to his memory, but to all the people that have been lost to such tragedy. I miss him every single day of my life and wish that he was able to hear this song. Even though he is gone, I wanted to let people hear about the kind of after effects that suicide can cause. He saved my life, and this is the only way I can think of to honor that.”

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