'Mangoes' by Amy Ahn, Illustrated by Hanna La Salvia
'Mangoes' was written back in 2016 with some of my most favorite people in the world, Ryan Yoo and Nick Velez—otherwise known as Common Souls.
It was originally co-written with Ryan and produced as an electronic track by Nick, but we changed it up to color a bit of a different narrative that would be more coherent with the rest of my EP. We went for less bouncy and more steady, with Sufjan-esque guitars (courtesy of Brandon Bae) and vocal harmonies suggesting shower falls that precede a Spring bloom. When we first wrote the song, we wanted to illustrate that hope doesn't always make a grand appearance but can be found in, and often in the accumulation of, sometimes mundane or intimate moments.