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The Tupac Hologram Inspired this Excellent Song by Leonard Friend

The Tupac Hologram Inspired this Excellent Song by Leonard Friend

By Halley Bondy | February 7, 2013

It’s almost Coachella time, and you know what that means. It’s time to reminisce…about that time we reminisced. Remember that?

LA newcomer and exquisite crooner Leonard Friend is releasing his new R&B pop EP LXLF on Feb. 25th. We’re premiering his first single, “Holograms,” which was inspired by this not-so-flattering meditation on humanity:

“When the Tupac hologram performed at Coachella it kind of freaked me out because suddenly the most popular act at this festival with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance was….basically just a living memory,” Leonard said in a statement. “Our generation is extremely nostalgic, and it’s as if we keep recreating new ways to relive things that have already happened, and modern technology has transformed death into a weird cultural experience that gets played out on the internet: I typically find out about it because it’ll be a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook, and within days iTunes will capitalize on the death by featuring their catalogue and releasing a new greatest hits collection.  Between that and the fact that we’re coming up with ways to keep legends alive forever via technology, I just got kinda weirded out by Death in modern pop culture.”

Chew on that, and stream “Holograms” below.

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