Piece Comment

Redemption During Youth

For me, “We, Youth” opened up a new venue of thought. I hadn’t yet considered what ‘youth’ is. Mercedes does a good job at discussing the contradiction between what youth should be like, and struggles during her youth. “Self-hatred soliloquy was the only song my heart strings knew,” Mercedes expresses. Her writing is sly and lyrical. This piece addresses an important lesson; pain can be alleviated through the empathy of others. Love gives strength. Transitions between interviews in the vox pop intro were rough, but the overall piece is meaningful and engaging. The piece would work well in a radio special about growing up.