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Monday, December 4, 2023

BC Musician converts song about late friend into a chance to aid others

Key takeaways: 

  • Steven’s Riley Ingham shares their memories from the past. 
  • Riley Ingham says he was like his brother and he always made him smile. 

Riley Ingham sharing memories of him and Steven: 

Although Riley Ingham had moved away, his boyhood best friend Steven would take the hour to forward stupid videos from their past. 

“He’s great,” Riley says of his friend. “He’s like a brother to me.” Source –

The “you had to be there” memories he shared retained the two from growing apart, despite Riley chasing music and Steven becoming a father.  Source –

“He was super excited to be a father,” Riley recollects. “I thought it was so special.” Source –

Riley shows the clip he recorded at Steven’s kid’s birthday, before saying that young Grayson conveyed the similar exuberance for life his father looked to have. 

“It would be impossible to not be smiling and laughing when you were with Steven,” Riley states.  Source –

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This is why it felt unfeasible not to be crying after Riley received this message from a mutual friend: “Hey man did you hear about Steven?” Source –

Riley reads the text he will never discard from cell: “He took his life last night.” Source –

“There were dark days after that,” Riley explains. “I didn’t want to talk about it.” Source –

And if he did, Riley wouldn’t be aware of what to speak. That is, till the first commemoration of Steven’s death. While Riley was working with his music crew Yuzzynet, the words instantly appeared. 

They composed a song titled “In My Head” to express their affection for sorrow and guilt about Steven’s death, but also their appreciation for his friendship. 

When they were finished, they shared the track with Steve’s spouse Braeleigh Winda. 

“It’s upsetting. It’s sad,” Braeleigh states “But it’s good, what they’re doing with it.” Source –

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