This is the second of three visual interpretations of the City & Colour song ‘The Girl’ that I covered on the mixtape Love & Other Struggles. This video as well as the first one (click link for some more context) is directed by Nabil Shash. Special thanks to Ayo Leilani and Sun from the 88 Days of Fortune collective for sharing their space and some personal moments with us for this shoot, much love and appreciation to you. Although we didn’t know each other well back then Leilani (who I then knew as Etmet) and I went to high school (Oakwood Collegiate) together years ago. I have seen her path, from student at Oakwood, to a young mother, to the founding and organizing force behind 88 Days and I have utmost respect and admiration for her, her drive and the path she has been on. I made Love & Other Struggles to explore the struggles related to the love we experience in life, so I appreciate the complexity of the love these two share as it relates to the world around them. Nothing but love for you and Francesca (Sun). Thank you goes out as well to Dallas Green (City & Colour) for being so supportive of a re-interpretation of his song (I appreciate it man).